Double docking at Harland and Wolff

Tuesday 03 June 2003

The 138 meter long Stena Caledonia, which operates between Belfast and Stranraer, underwent an overhaul of the rudder and bow thrusters, as well as the standard yearly survey work for the Passenger Safety Certificate.

Both vessels docked on Saturday 17th May, departing on schedule Monday 26th, in time for the Caledonia’s 8 o’clock run that evening.

Paul Grant of Stena Line said he was very happy to bring his third ship into Harland and Wolff this year. “While it would be strange to go any further than across the Musgrave Channel in Belfast to carry out this work, we have to look at competitive pricing at all times,” he says. “Our priority is to provide our customers with best quality service at best possible price. This means our suppliers have to do the same and Harland and Wolff have never let us down.”

Havilah owner and skipper Andrew Orr says: “I’m delighted by the results. Good turnaround, competitive prices and Harland and Wolff’s renowned high quality. I’ll be glad to dock here again.”

Harland and Wolff Ship Repair Manager George Cuthbert says: “We are pleased that, once again, Harland and Wolff has delivered these vessels back to satisfied owners, within the agreed budget and deadline. In the last 18 months, Harland and Wolff has docked around 30 vessels, all on time and to budget. This reinforces our reputation for quality and Harland and Wolff’s dedication to ensure we have satisfied customers keen to return to Belfast.’

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Media contact:
Joris Minne JLPR, 02890 471282
David McVeigh Harland and Wolff HI Ltd 02890 458456