Harland and Wolff starts £5 million refit on five Stena Ferries

Harland and Wolff starts £5 million refit on five Stena Ferries
Five of Stena Line's Irish Sea ferries will be dry docked over the next 10 weeks (Image: Stena Line)

Northern Ireland’s Harland and Wolff shipyard has started a £5 million (US$6.4 million) refit project that will see it complete consecutive dry docks on five of Stena Line’s ferries over the next 10 weeks.

The vessels, which operate on the Irish Sea, will undergo both refurbishment and maintenance works.

“Regular ship refits are an important element in our ship management operation which helps to maintain our excellent reliability and keeps our Irish Sea fleet to the forefront of the ferry sector,” said Paul Grant, trade director for the Irish Sea North at Stena Line. “We’re pleased that we are continuing to work with Harland and Wolff in Belfast to carry out these important upgrades, helping to secure the local maritime skills base in Northern Ireland.”

Harland and Wolff has previously carried out similar work on other Stena Line ferries.

“Harland and Wolff is delighted to welcome back five of Stena Line’s Irish Sea vessels,” said Jonathan Guest, Harland and Wolff's CEO. “Our working partnership with Stena Line is very important not only to our company but to the local economy through its associated supply chain.”

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
Monday, January 14, 2019