Many things have changed during these unprecedented times, but one thing that remains unchanged is the unique challenges we face as marine interior outfitters.
Having completed in excess of 530 significant interior refits over our 56-year history, we have learned that every project offers an opportunity to grow our expertise, as each refit is unique with its own set of challenges.
With so much experience behind us, we have been able to maintain full functionality during the pandemic and, when required, quickly upscale our teams to meet the new health & safety and logistical demands.
Over the last few weeks, we have completed the Marella Explorer 2 dry dock refit in Amsterdam where we carried out a programme of works in the cabins, suites and public spaces, ready to welcome their guests back onboard. Working in Amsterdam during the pandemic presented a number of logistical and manning challenges however due to the meticulous planning we were still able to finish the project on time and to budget.
Our teams are now working across multiple dockyards in Europe, carrying out programmes of works for DFDS Seaways in Dunkirk and P&O Ferries in Rotterdam, as well as works onboard a Royal Navy ship closer to home.
As more of our clients return to service, we are now being asked to undertake more ride on squad work. While ships are sailing with much reduced passenger numbers there is capacity for our team to stay onboard and carry out a programme of maintenance works while passengers are not using certain areas of the ships.