Gibdock is seeing the number of German shipowners calling at its facilities for ship repair work increase with three containerships docking at the yard in a six-week period during the last quarter of 2017.
Gibdock, the Gibraltar-based shiprepair facility, has carried out an extensive package of work on a 12,049dwt, 160m con-ro container ship to a very tight time scale.
June was Gibdock’s busiest month this year in the offshore market with four offshore vessels present at the same time.
Gibraltar shipyard, Gibdock, has attracted the interest of Greek ferry owners, with two recent first time ship visits to the yard.
First use of an advanced blasting technology has enabled Gibdock to redeliver three Danish-owned containerships that required full hull blasting and coating ahead of schedule.
Gibraltar’s Gibdock shipyard has successfully completed a challenging maintenance and upgrade programme on the 6,430bhp DP2 class ROV/subsea service and platform support vessel, ‘Toisa Vigilant’.
Commenting on the shiprepair market as a whole, Joe Corvelli, CEO of Gibdock in Gibraltar, states that it has been fickle over the last year and the situation will remain the same for the foreseeable future.
Norway’s Solstad Offshore has returned to Gibdock for the conversion and drydocking of the 84m long, 4,500dwt PSV ‘Normand Vester’.
Gibraltar-based Gibdock continues to make inroads into the Mediterranean cruise ship repair and refurbishment market by completing a drydocking contract for UK-based niche cruise operator Saga.
Gibraltar-based shiprepair yard Gibdock has added another name to its increasing list of clients in the offshore sector. In September the yard drydocked the 3,000grt survey ship ‘Boa Galatea’.
Gibraltar repair yard Gibdock says that it was tasked with going the extra mile to complete a recent cruise ship drydocking within a very tight two-week timeframe.
Back-to-back cruise ship projects at Gibdock’s No. 1 dock have seen the return of the 37,584gt, 1,575-passenger capacity ‘Thomson Destiny’ for its fourth visit since a first refit in Gibraltar in 2006.
Gibdock says that it has completed work on its first offshore platform project in almost 15 years, as well as its first PCTC job for a long time.
Gibdock has completed a containership crane refurbishment for a German owner. The deck crane work called for certification of strict welding procedures by Lloyd’s Register (LR), which approved all materials used.
Gibralta ship repair yard Gibdock has completed a refit of the seismic vessel ‘WG Cook’ for WesternGeco, a contract said to reflect the yard’s growing ability to attract return customers in the specialised offshore vessel market.
Offshore vessel specialist Gibdock has secured its first dry dock contract from Technip, an expert in construction and engineering work for the energy industry.
Gibraltar shipyard Gibdock reports that it has continued to attract technically advanced offshore support vessel repair and maintenance projects.
Saga Cruises’ ‘Saga Ruby’ has returned to Gibraltar’s Gibdock shipyard for repair and maintenance work.
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