Harland and Wolff Clinches Naval Refubishment Project

Monday 22 March 2004

The 6,700-tonne landing ship Sir Bedivere is due into Harland and Wolff’s main dry dock beneath the giant Samson and Goliath cranes for extensive refurbishment early next week (March 22).

“This is a great boost to our order book and we are very pleased to win this our second RFA ship contract in 12 months,” says Robert J Cooper, Harland and Wolff Chief Executive Officer.

“This contract is the first ‘grey’ or naval contract that we have had placed with us by the RFA,” he says.

“The previous RFA project was a conversion from naval to commercial carrier. This is an important customer with whom we are currently engaged on several other potential projects,” he says.

The vessel will be docked in the building dock on the 22 March 2004 and is scheduled to leave on 9 April 2004. The Project Manager for the vessel will be Jim Shaw, assisted by Ken Hawkins who will be the Project Construction and Deputy Construction Manager respectively.