Harland & Wolff has been awarded a contract to undertake repairs on the Sun Shine, a heavy lift vessel owned by the Korean-based Pan Ocean Group.

The vessel is the first of its kind to be drydocked in the company’s Building Dock in Belfast. The contract value is estimated to be £0.80 million, and the vessel will enter the drydock on 7 August 2023 for a period of approximately 21 days where it  will undergo a series of repairs including seal changes, steelworks and painting.  

John Wood, Group Chief Executive Officer of Harland & Wolff comments:

“We are delighted to have signed this contract with Pan Ocean and we look forward to working on the Sun Shine and redelivering it to the client, on time and on budget.


“Our reputation and recognition for handling large complex vessels in Belfast is growing globally and this bodes well for a number of similar outstanding bids that we have made.


“We expect the Belfast yard to be busy over the course of the summer and it is pleasing to see the momentum that is developing in the yard.”