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A&P Tyne Enjoys 'Ferry' Good Season

A&P Tyne is on track for a strong 2017-18 ferry season, having just completed work with DFDS Seaways for the King Seaways and Princess Seaways vessels.

Both the MS King Seaways and Princess Seaways passenger cruise ferries operate between Newcastle and Amsterdam and made scheduled four-day visits to A&P Tyne during January and February.

 The MS King Seaways passenger cruise ferry, which can accommodate 1,400 passengers and 600 cars, made two four-day visits to A&P Tyne for minor repairs and dry-docking to remove plastic coating on the propellers and to high pressure wash the hull.  The Princess Seaways, which can accommodate 1,200 passengers and 600 cars, underwent minor paint repairs and replacement of the car deck drencher pipework.

A&P Tyne’s success with DFDS Seaways reflects the group’s overall performance during the current ferry season (September ‘17 to March ‘18) which has also seen A&P Falmouth provide routine repairs, maintenance and the installation of Ballast Water treatment systems for Condor Ferries, Red Funnel and Wightlinks.

Darren Brown, managing director of A&P Tyne said: “This ferry season will finish particularly strongly for A&P Tyne and A&P Group as a whole, thanks to the strong relationships our UK facilities have forged with some of Northern Europe’s best-known ferry operators.  

“Our success in this sector is founded on our team’s in-depth understanding of ferry operator’s needs which includes turning work around efficiently to minimise downtime and our full range of capabilities including project management, engineering, machining and complex-lifting skills.”

A&P Group operates seven dry docks across four strategic locations in the UK and delivers global engineering excellence to the commercial shipping, marine, offshore wind, oil and gas, civil nuclear and defence industries. All facilities combine a rich heritage of marine engineering skills and experience, providing ship owners and energy companies with all the precision skills needed to complete the most demanding projects.