A&P North East reports strong two-month period
Maritime engineering company A&P North East has reported a strong two-month period at its Tyne and Tees facilities.
In April 2021, ferry owner P&O docked two vessels in the Tyne facility. The Pride of Kent, passenger ferry docked for steel repairs as part of its annual maintenance programme, while Ro-Ro freight vessel Norbank also visited for its annual docking.
The team has Prysmian’s cable laying barge, Ulisse, alongside after a successful dry docking period for a special survey. Currently, diving support vessel Boka Polaris is at the Tyne facility in dock for a change of owners’ livery.
Scottish-based Northlink Ferries has also selected A&P North East to carry out a number of small repairs to MV Helier when she visits later this month.
A number of mobilisations have also been delivered including the Normand Samson in the Port of Tyne as well as the Olympic Triton and Zwerver I in Teesside.
The Tyne-based team is also preparing to begin mobilisation work for Prysmian’s Da Vinci – described as the most capable cable layer with the highest carousel capability on the market.
Over at A&P Tees, the last few months have seen the team deliver annual dockings for the City of Westminster, Arco Dijk and Sand Falcon dredgers as well as a growing number of offshore vessels thanks to the facility’s proximity to the North Sea. The most recent project was for North Star Shipping’s Grampian Sovereign.
Other projects have included a Condition Assessment Programme (CAP) survey for the tanker vessel Mersey Fisher, routine maintenance work for Briggs Marine’s Forth Atlas barge and Forth Warrior tug, and a return maintenance visit from PD Teesport’s Cleveland County.