Stenaline's Caledonia back in Belfast for facelift

Thursday 31 May 2007

STENA CALEDONIA BACK HOME FOR A FACELIFT
Harland and Wolff Heavy Industries has secured a contract with Stena Line to undertake annual refit and repair work on the Stena Caledonia passenger ferry this month.

The 12,619-gross tonne vessel which can carry up to 1,000 passengers and 285 cars was built by Harland and Wolff in 1981 and has serviced routes between Ireland and Britain ever since. It is operated by Stena Line on the Belfast-Stranraer service.

In addition to the contract for the Annual Refit and Repair/maintenance work, the Belfast yard is to undertake the standard hull coating contract, plus the application of a protective coating to the outside deck numbers 8 and 9 and the monkey island.

David McVeigh of Harland and Wolff says working on the Caledonia is always something to look forward to.

“The Stena Caledonia sails between Belfast and Stranraer and we see her every day coming in and out of port. Harland and Wolff is delighted that a neighbouring business such as Stena Line continues to value the quality of our service,” says Mr McVeigh.

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