Jupiter Glory: Proof that Harland and Wolff can take on the Biggest Jobs

Tuesday 16 December 2003

David McVeigh, Harland and Wolff’s marketing manager, says, “Northern Marine Management is a very important customer, operating some of the highest quality vessels on the seas. To secure this work for Belfast is a great achievement.”

“The vessel arrived here two weeks ago and she is almost ready to go,” he says. “It is critically important to fleet owners that their vessels’ down-time is reduced to an absolute minimum and that’s where we have consistently exceeded expectations.”

The Jupiter Glory is a VLCC (very large crude carrier) registered in Panama and is due to return to service by the middle of December.

Captain Bill Luney, Harbour Master at the Port of Belfast, says this is the biggest vessel to berth in Belfast since 1978 when Harland and Wolff built the Coastal Corpus Christie super tanker.

“If proof were needed of Belfast Harbour’s capacity to accommodate the world’s largest vessels, the Jupiter Glory provides the evidence!” he says.

Billy Carlile, Harland and Wolff Project Manager (see photograph) responsible for the vessel says, “We are delighted for the opportunity to show the tanker industry that the engineering skills of Harland and Wolff are still to the fore. Harland and Wolff are able to demonstrate that we can accomplish the strict demands laid down by the Superintendents.”