Cruise & Ferry Review - Spring/Summer 2023

120 cranes with lifting capacity up to 100 tons, as well as a gantry crane with a capacity of 500 tons. Total quay space is 1,400 metres and the shipyard also offers steel processing, piping, propeller repair and cleaning services. Navalrocha Shipyard Lisbon, Portugal Navalrocha Shipyard offers painting, blasting, steelwork, mechanical, carpentry, tank cleaning and electrical services. The shipyard has three dry docks, ranging between 65 and 173.5 metres in length. The largest is 22 metres wide and has a minimum depth of 7.2 metres. There is also a 120-metre-long repair pier with a draught of 5.5 metres. WestSea Viana Shipyard Viana do Castelo, Portugal The WestSea Viana Shipyard has both a 127-metre-long and a 200-metre-long dry dock. The shorter dock has six cranes with a lift capacity of 98 tons and the longer one has three cranes that can lift 50 tonnes. The shipyard offers vessel conversion services and in 2022 it converted Baleària’s Hedy Lamarr to run on LNG fuel. The team also provides modernisation services, helping passenger ship operators to install smart-ship technology, such as wi-fi networks, smart televisions and systems that enable people to access cabins using QR codes. A&P Group Falmouth, UK A&P Group’s facility in Falmouth has three graving docks and deep-water berths, with the capacity for vessels up to 100,000gt. The docks measure between 172 and 252 metres in length and have a collective total of eight cranes. The yard provides repair services at its onsite engineering, electrical, paint and fabrication workshops. It also provides bunkering facilities and propeller polishing. Cammell Laird Liverpool, UK The 130-acre site is located on the River Mersey and operates 24/7 all year round. It has four dry docks, with lengths ranging from 125 to 289 metres. There is also a non-tidal wet basin with a minimum water depth of nine metres and a gate width of 42.7 metres. There is also a 14,998-square-metre construction hall with fabrication, pipe and machine fitting shops and a blast and coating facility. MEDITERRANEAN Astilleros Canarios Las Palmas, Canary Islands Astilleros Canarios is located in the Port of Las Palmas. It has seven dry dock lanes between 120 and 220 metres long and a 175-metre-long syncrolift platform that can accommodate vessels up to 36,000 in deadweight tonnage. There is also 700 metres of berth with draughts between 8 and 12 metres and two gantry cranes. Viktor Lenac Rijeka, Croatia Viktor Lenac shipyard is part of the Palumbo group. There are three docks, ranging from 145 to 285 metres long with maximum draughts of nine metres. It has a heavy lift loading pier that is 300 metres long, and nine berths with a total length of 1,500 metres. There are 16 cranes with a lifting capacity up to 100 tons, including: seven shore cranes, seven dock cranes, one floating and one bridge crane. Naval de Marseille Marseille, France The shipyard is in the Port of Marseille and has one 250-metre dry dock, one 320-metre dry dock and a 465-metrelong, 85-metre-wide dry dock, which is the largest in the Mediterranean. There are two dockside rail cranes with lift capacities of 50 and 150 tons, as well as a mobile crane with a lift capacity of 40 tons. The yard also has mechanical, pipe and steel workshops. Gibdock Gibraltar Gibdock is located within Gibraltar’s deep-water port. It has three dry docks ranging from 141 to 260 metres in length and 10 cranes, with varied lift capacity of up to 45 tons. There is one kilometre of deep-water wharfage with a tidal range of one metre. Staff at Gibdock’s workshops can carry out repairs and conversions, and deliver machining, pipework, joinery and electrical services. Fincantieri Palermo, Italy Fincantieri’s Palermo shipyard spans 235,000 square metres. There are two graving docks, with lengths of 370 and 172 metres, and two floating docks with lengths of 285 and 193 metres. The docks have two cranes with 200-ton REPORT