Harland & Wolff Taims cruise drydocks
Having been rescued by InfraStrata plc, which acquired the shipyard in December 2019, Harland & Wolff is back targeting cruise repair jobs.
According to a statement from the yard, the shipyard's main facilities in Belfast host two of Europe's largest docks at 556 meters and 335 meters respectively, along with several completely serviced quayside berths.
The company has announced that it has signed several contracts since the purchase, and has undertaken multiple drydock ferry projects.
“We are delighted to be re-establishing the Harland & Wolff brand within the cruise sector. Our two facilities in Belfast are now fully open for business. A key sector that we are actively pursuing is that of cruise vessels which we believe will make optimum use of our expansive facilities. During the acquisition, we were delighted to have reached a labour agreement that enabled us to retain the highly skilled and experienced workforce. We have continued to build on that capability and capacity by welcoming more team members into the business and attracting a globally-recognised and motivated leadership team," said John Wood, CEO of the company.
The reopening of the yard was divided into two phases to de-risk the operations and ensure a smooth return to a business as normal.
Maritime Business World