The ship repair and conversion business of Harland & Wolff Heavy Industries, Belfast, recorded one of its busiest first quarters in recent history.
By the middle of this year, the shipyard will have docked eight vessels. James Lappin, head of Ship Repair and Conversion, said: “Following the success of the unprecedented Searose FPSO repair last summer which was completed within budget, ahead of schedule, we have been experiencing a very busy period.”
“In the first quarter of this year, we docked five Irish Sea roll-on, roll-off passenger ferries, four Stena vessels and one from P&O.”
Among the vessels were two Stena Superfast vessels. The work included main engine repairs, removal and repair of rudders, complicated tail shaft removal and repair, blasting and painting, deck repairs, repairs to life saving equipment and steel repairs in tanks.