A major feat of engineering takes place today (21 August) as the stern section of the new polar research ship for Britain, the RRS Sir David Attenborough, leaves A&P Tyne’s Hebburn shipyard, part of A&P Group, for Cammell Laird in Birkenhead.
21 August 2017
A&P Falmouth has successfully completed a contract with Ansaldo Energia to support its long-term service agreement of power station outage activities, with the overhaul of two steam turbines from the Langage Power Station of Centrica, in Plymouth.
07 August 2017
Global ship repair, defence, conversion and marine specialist A&P Group has made two headline appointments to deliver its new strategic partnership with Peel Ports Group, in Great Yarmouth.
18 July 2017
Global ship repair, defence, conversion and marine specialist, A&P Group, has announced a strategic partnership with Peel Ports Group at the latter’s site in Great Yarmouth.
07 June 2017
A&P Group’s Falmouth operation, which provides global support for a cluster of four frontline Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels, welcomed Minister of Defence for Procurement Harriett Baldwin and local MP Sarah Newton on a tour of the region last week.
13 February 2017
David McGinley, formerly of Babcock International Group’s Marine and Technology division, takes the helm of A&P Group after 13 years working at Babcock in senior level roles that spanned strategic development, business development and commercial port operations.
30 January 2017
Sir John has undertaken an in-depth review of the UK market place and the organisations which operate within it. Sir John and his team have recognised the capability, scale and engineering strength of these firms together with their entrepreneurial spirit.
05 December 2016
Five apprentices joined the ship repair, conversion and marine specialist’s Falmouth operation in 2014 and all have now completed their studies to become fully qualified. Three apprentices have completed their three year apprenticeship in marine engineering and two in electrical engineering.
07 November 2016
Global ship repair, conversion and marine specialist A&P Group has urged ship owners to act quickly if they are to comply with the newly ratified IMO Ballast Water Convention.
28 September 2016
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines completed its first season of turnaround calls at A&P Falmouth last week, as the Boudicca sailed for Liverpool.
16 May 2016
The MPI Adventure, owned by Teeside-based MPI Offshore, docked at A&P Group’s Hebburn yard last week ahead of a two-week programme of works.
20 April 2016
A&P Group’s Falmouth Yard has secured a four-week multi-million pound contract to help Condor Ferries meet its IMO MARPOL sulphur emission regulations.
01 February 2016
Leading ship repair, conversion and marine services provider, A&P Group and ballast water treatment system retrofit specialists, Goltens Green Technologies are combining their expertise in a bid to provide clients with a turnkey time and cost saving solution for BWT system installations.
03 June 2015
A&P Groups Tyne & Falmouth sites have both recently docked vessels for P&O North Sea Ferries. A&P Tyne has this week been carrying repairs to the 31,785 grt passenger/car ferry Pride of York, whilst A&P Falmouth repair the 47,561 grt Spirit of Britain. Works include:
09 February 2015
A&P Group, the UK’s largest provider of ship repair, conversion and marine services, has been awarded a multi-million pound Ministry of Defence (MoD) contract to complete the fit-out of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s new fleet of four tankers.
27 January 2015
With two major renewables projects under its belt, A&P Falmouth is gaining a reputation for working hand-in-hand with marine renewable energy developers to overcome the technical challenges of manufacturing devices that can endure in energetic seas
13 January 2015
A&P Falmouth, one of Europe’s leading Ship Repair Companies based in Falmouth Docks, is looking to recruit Marine Engineers, Steel Fabricators and experienced Lifting Appointed Persons personnel at Supervisor/Foreman level to work at the ship yard on a full time basis.
11 December 2014
November is proving to be a very busy month for A&P Falmouth with all docks full and a good order book for months ahead. Currently in port for repair are Solstad’s offshore supply vessel Normand Progress, Red Funnel’s ferry Red Falcon, and Beltship Management’s Gypsum Centennial (pictured below).
25 November 2014
Earlier this year A&P Falmouth completed its second major renewables project, Seatricity’s next generation Oceanus II, which is the first device to be deployed at Cornwall’s offshore renewable energy test facility WaveHub.
12 November 2014
Marine Designs Ltd has just completed its eleventh offshore wind related project with the installation of crew transfer pontoons in Grimsby Fish Docks for the EON Humber Gateway Windfarm Project.
05 November 2014
The Mazarine, Palatine and Undine have consecutively dry-docked at A&P Tyne’s site in Hebburn, Newcastle Upon Tyne. The main Scope of Works for the Mazarine and the Palatine, which are sister ships, was very similar and included, blasting and painting, external steelwork repairs, thrusters overhaul, engine and a list of various electrical works
30 September 2014
A&P Tees, part of the A&P Group once again welcome the Christian Radich. The three masted, 72 x 10m vessel arrived on the 14th of April and plans to stay for 30 days.
29 April 2014
Aircraft Carrier Alliance Story - Alan Blakey
22 April 2014
A&P Falmouth has been awarded a landmark contract by leading wave energy firm Seatricity to build a wave energy device to be deployed at Wave Hub, the offshore renewable energy test facility.
17 February 2014
STORMY weather has forced a ship to take cover in Falmouth on the first leg of her charity voyage from Scotland to Africa, where she will become a medical ship serving isolated communities.
03 February 2014
A&P Falmouth, the internationally-renowned ship repair company and part of A&P Group, has won a major contract with the historic steamship SS Shieldhall, based in Southampton.
17 December 2013
A&P Tees have proven once again that the importance of Health and Safety is at the forefront of all projects.
27 November 2013
A&P North East are pleased to announce that the Subsea7 vessel’s Acergy Discovery and Rockwater 1 will be dry docked at the Tyne facility in November and December.
20 November 2013
The significant role the Port of Falmouth plays as an important part of the UK border was the focus of a ministerial visit to A&P on Friday.
08 November 2013
A revolutionary device for generating marine renewable energy has been awarded a £190,000 development grant by the Technology Strategy Board, the total value with ‘in kind’ contributions being £300,000
30 July 2013
A&P Tees, part of A&P North East, recently won an exclusive contract from UK dredge contractor CEMEX UK Marine, part of the CEMEX UK Group, for the drydocking of the company’s three trailing suction hopper dredgers over a five-year period
09 July 2013
A&P Falmouth has launched an apprenticeship recruitment search to find raw talent in Cornwall to train and hone into the skilled engineering and marine workers of the future.
14 May 2013
A&P Falmouth is part of an exciting new project to design and develop a vessel to make the installation of tidal energy devices easier and more cost effective.
21 February 2013
The Ministry of Defence announced on 2nd December 2012 that it has extended its 2008 contract by five years for A&P Group to continue supporting and maintaining Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships at home and abroad.
12 December 2012
A&P Falmouth has started major refit works on the Royal Navy hydrographic survey ship HMS Echo.
09 October 2012
The importance of cruise ship calls to Cornwall has been highlighted once again this week following the successful visit of the biggest ship of the year, the Caribbean Princess.
04 September 2012
The success of A&P Group’s long-term relationship with Serco Ltd Marine Services is being celebrated, with a total of eight ships docked in Falmouth in 2012.
26 June 2012
An agreement between two ports of Falmouth on opposite sides of the world got the royal seal of approval from Prince Harry during his recent tour of the Caribbean.
15 March 2012
A&P Falmouth’s planning and round-the-clock working has ensured P&O Cruise’s newest ship, Adonia, is due to leave Falmouth a day ahead of schedule.
30 January 2012
Shipyard Santa brings Christmas Cheer to Charity Fundraiser
30 November 2011
A&P Group’s Falmouth yard has marked the end of the multi-million pound refit of RFA Largs Bay – the second ship in her class to undergo a major refit at the docks.
17 October 2011
A&P Group’s Falmouth yard has welcomed five high-ranking Bangladeshi civil servants to the docks and marine engineering site to advise on the company’s health and safety procedures.
06 October 2011
A&P Group has announced the winner of their iPad 2 free prize draw competition as Graeme Macleod, HSE Advisor, at Aberdeen based Transocean. A&P Group ran the prize draw at the recent Offshore Europe exhibition in Aberdeen.
04 October 2011
Part of Britain’s biggest ever warship has left Tyneside and sailed up to Scotland where HMS Queen Elizabeth is being assembled like a giant jigsaw at Rosyth.
15 September 2011
To play a part in building one flagship of the UK fleet is an achievement – but 18 men involved in the construction of the new aircraft carrier at A&P Group’s Tyne yard can now claim a magnificent double.
26 August 2011
Paul has over 30 years of experience in the Marine sector and has worked at A&P in various roles and served an apprenticeship at Falmouth. Paul will focus on the renewable energy sector.
26 August 2011
CHILDREN’S charity Barnardo’s has sent a heartfelt “thank you” to big-hearted shipyard workers at A&P Tyne for handing them £51,650 from their pay-packets.
09 August 2011
BEFORE he retired from teaching, Wilf Austin was shocked to realise most of his pupils had no idea that Teesside was once responsible for building thousands of ships for customers worldwide.
07 July 2011
Marine Designs Limited, a subsidiary of A&P Group, announced that it has been awarded a contract to build and install their Dockmaster pontoon system within the Grimsby Fish Docks.
24 June 2011
A&P Group has won a contract with an important new client, P&O Maritime Services, carrying out conversion work on the company’s impressive European Supporter cable-laying vessel
20 June 2011
A MEGA-WEIGHT 800 tonnes of metal came together in a precision-planned operation at A&P Group’s yard on the Tyne to join two cross-sections of Britain’s new aircraft carrier.
13 May 2011
A&P Group’s Falmouth yard has invested in and upgraded its engineering workshop as part of its ongoing improvement programme.
27 April 2011
A group of North East sea cadets were left high and dry after their riverside base was destroyed by flood water. They were thrilled to be invited aboard the 7000 ton warship HMS Bristol at A&P Tyne.
12 April 2011
A brand new £3m West Quay has been built at A&P Tyne’s ship repair and fabrication yard, part of a massive investment programme undertaken by the Group in the past three years.
21 March 2011
UP to 100 new jobs are on their way to Cornwall after A&P Group’s Falmouth yard, the internationally-renowned ship repair company, won a multi-million pound contract this week.
08 March 2011
It could have been a logistical nightmare, but an operation to transport two massive drill rigs across Falmouth went without a hitch, thanks to a bit of old-fashioned teamwork.
03 March 2011
The training room, which simulates the system of the RFA’s Bay-class ships, is part of the Cluster programme between A&P and the MoD. It will be used to train RFA staff in trials, tests & fault-finding
23 February 2011
Workers at A&P Group have secured the magnificent sum of £9,000 for charity – simply by working safely on site. Three charities will now share the benefits of the bumper bonus.
17 February 2011
A&P has announced its membership to RenewableUK the leading trade and professional body for the UK wind and marine renewable industries. The association currently has over 600 members
02 February 2011
A&P has announced its membership of Subsea UK in a move to show its commitment to the subsea sector. The company will also be exhibiting at SubseaUK 2011 in Aberdeen on 9 and 10 February.
27 January 2011
Marine Designs Ltd, part of the A&P Group, has scooped a Green Energy award for an innovative pontoon system designed to support the offshore renewables industry.
25 January 2011
A&P Tyne has succeeded in bringing a bulk collier owned by UK power giants EON back to the Tyne. The order is a significant achievement for the North East ship repair yard as all refit or repair contracts involving the 37,705 dwt Lord Hinton has gone to Poland in recent years.
05 October 2010
A&P Group in association with Thales Naval has been downselected as one of the 6 tenderers for the replacement RFA Tanker replacements. A&P Group are leading a group of UK based suppliers.
06 August 2010
Diversified technology company 3M is promoting a new system which for the first time provides a completely objective test of the ‘at-ear’ protection being offered by hearing protection equipment (HPE).
01 May 2010