Haven Marine Signs Service Contract with Svitzer

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

May 27, 2016

  • Svitzer Bentley undergoing repairs. (Photo: Svitzer)
  • Svitzer Fleet (Photo: Svitzer)
  • Svitzer Bentley undergoing repairs. (Photo: Svitzer) Svitzer Bentley undergoing repairs. (Photo: Svitzer)
  • Svitzer Fleet (Photo: Svitzer) Svitzer Fleet (Photo: Svitzer)

Haven Marine Services informs it has signed a five year contract with Svitzer which will see the yard service the requirements of Svitzer’s vessels within the Bristol Channel and Irish Sea areas.

Haven Marine Services’ Managing Director, Steven Arnold, stated, “This commitment reinforces Svitzer’s faith in the capabilities of the facility, based on exemplary service during the past two years. Despite the fact that Haven Marine Services is in its infancy, we have a strong capable management team, backed by an experienced workforce, with several key members who have an association with Svitzer and the servicing of their vessels which goes back over 20 years and this was key in winning this contract.”

In addition to the Svitzer fleet, further confirmed dockings, include Hanson Aggregates vessels, the Arco Dee and the Arco Dart, and P&O Maritime’s research vessel the Prince Madog. The company said it  has a further repair and maintenance contract in place with Qinetiq of Aberporth for the service and repair of their target barge fleet.

Joint Managing Director, Brian Summons, commented, “It’s been a challenge to get to this stage, however our hard work and commitment to make the facility a success is now starting to pay off, which is credit to our staff and subcontractors and the excellent work that they deliver. We believe that we’ve demonstrated that there is a solid future for a ship repair facility in Milford Haven and we will do our utmost to ensure that it continues in order to safeguard jobs and bring much needed revenue into the area.”

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