​​Condor Win for A&P Commercial Partnership Scheme​.

24 Apr 2018

Condor Ferries has entered into a new and innovative commercial partnership with A&P Group that will see it dramatically reduce downtime, improve work scheduling, enhance collaboration and deliver significant cost savings.

The pioneering partnership, which aligns with Condor’s Preferred Supplier scheme, provides Condor with a comprehensive pre-planning phase and includes assigning an A&P Programme Engineer to the project for the six weeks prior to work beginning on a vessel. By spending three days onboard and clarifying the full scope of work with Condor’s superintendents, A&P Group’s Programme Engineer will be able to schedule works, procure equipment and communicate with nominated sub-contractors well ahead of time.

The new agreement covers the Commodore Clipper, Commodore Goodwill, Condor Liberation and Condor Rapide vessels and will run until 2021.

Steve Jones, Managing Director and Site Director at A&P Falmouth said: “Our commercial partnership agreement scheme has been strategically developed to offer a raft of benefits to clients in terms of efficiency, cost savings and budget security. Forward planning not only ensures that Condor secures a dry dock well in advance of works being carried out but it also enables our team to plan the dry dock schedule with a high degree of certainty.

“At the same time, the repeat custom guaranteed by the scheme enables our marine engineers to gain in-depth knowledge of the client’s vessels, resulting in more efficient refits. The pre-planning phase of the partnership process will see A&P and Condor working closely together to identify potential issues and minimise risk, with the aim of continual improvement and regular meetings to discuss LFE.”

Fran Collins, Executive Director Operations, from Condor said: “Condor Ferries recently implemented a Preferred Supplier Scheme and this aligns excellently with A&P’s Commercial Partnership Scheme. We have worked with A&P for a number of years and we are pleased that this relationship is now formalised for the future, enabling consistency in planning and delivery of our refits, and ensuring continuous improvement across all aspects of the process.”

Condor’s conventional vessels will benefit from the scheme when they refit at A&P’s Falmouth facility on a staggered bi-annual basis and the High-Speed Craft when they refit in Falmouth once a year.

For further information on the A&P Commercial Partnership Scheme, please contact Ian Douglas, Commercial Director at A&P Falmouth at Ian.Douglas@ap-group.co.uk.