Busy July at Harland and Wolff

Friday 04 July 2003

Robert Cooper, Harland and Wolff’s Chief Executive Officer says the type of work the yard will conduct on the vessels is hotly contested among UK and European shipyards.

“Both the RFA and P&O have placed these contracts with us in the face of heavy competition and this is further indication that the company’s reputation and abilities are being recognised in the significant ship repair and conversion industry,” says Mr Cooper. “Harland and Wolff targeted the RFA as an important part of its strategic market. This contract represents the first RFA vessel in Belfast for 15 years. It is our intention that it will be the first of many.”

The workload utilizes the yard’s core workforce, complimented by temporary and sub-contract labour.

Harland and Wolff now conduct this type of work on all three major ferry companies. The other two carriers are Seacat and Stena Line whose catamaran vessels have contracted Harland and Wolff for engineering work, refits and maintenance this year.


Media contacts:
David McVeigh, Harland and Wolff Heavy Industries, tel: 02890 458456
Joris Minne, JLPR, tel: 07876 218978