MJM Marine to lead Norwegian Joy refit project

MJM Marine to lead Norwegian Joy refit project
From left to right: MJM Marine chairman Brian McConville joins Norwegian’s Colin Gant and MJM Marine’s Gary Annett as final preparations for Norwegian Joy’s refit get underway

Norwegian Cruise Line has chosen MJM Marine as the main outfitting contractor for Norwegian Joy’s upcoming multimillion-dollar refurbishment.

Norwegian Joy’s refurbishment is MJM Marine’s largest to date and will involve a team of 1,400 people completing works in over 40 spaces throughout the ship. MJM Marine will be responsible for the design, manufacture, installation and project management elements of the refit.

“Planning, design and manufacturing has been underway for many months in preparation for installation start date,” said Gary Annett, CEO MJM Marine. “We are exceptionally proud to be awarded this contract, which we see as a reflection of the strength of the partnership which we have built with Norwegian. It is confirmation that MJM Marine is respected as a world-leading global marine outfitter who can, and will, deliver on projects of this size and scale.”

MJM Marine’s team will board Norwegian Joy in China on 11 March and sail to Singapore, where the ship will enter dry dock. The team will continue to work on the vessel after she departs dry dock and heads to her new homeport in Seattle, Washington. The project is expected to be completed by 21 April before the ship rejoins the Norwegian fleet.

“This is a truly global project which will take MJM Marine around the world in 42 days,” said Annett. “The global footprint on this project is particularly unique but is an indication of the global nature of our business.”

Following the refit, Norwegian Joy will embark on a series of cruises from Seattle to Alaska, before repositioning to Los Angeles, California.

“Norwegian Joy will be very similar to sister ships Norwegian Bliss, which launched just last year, and Norwegian Encore, which will make her debut this November,” said Colin Gant, Norwegian’s vice president of Vessel Refurbishment. “It is a challenging and complex project which is large in scale and short in time, requiring meticulous planning and execution by a top-tier outfitter to see it through. We are delighted to join forces with MJM Marine, who has been a reliable partner of ours since 2015. MJM Marine bring scale, experience, skill and ability to think outside the box to pull off a project of this magnitude.”

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
Wednesday, February 20, 2019