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    Offshore work under way at A&P yards

    Yard News // July 14, 2011

    A&P Group in the Uk has a wide range of projects planned over the next month across the company’s yards. 

    The ship repair and conversion tasks they will undertake span across a number of sectors including defence contracts, ferries, and cable vessels for the oil and gas sector. 

    A&P continues to pursue projects in the renewable energy and oil and gas sectors and have had a number of successes in these areas but their core business of ship repair and conversion continues to remain strong into the summer.

    Chris Bell, Group MD, A&P Group said: “A consistent flow of ship repair projects over the past month and into July has kept our yards busy.  

    "A&P’s long-term customers in particular have provided a steady flow of work along with winning new clients such as P&O Maritime Australia. Across all three of our yards we are expecting a busy summer.”

    The pipelay and construction vessel Seven Oceans is currently in dry dock at A&P Tyne undergoing repairs. The ship is owned by Subsea 7. 

    The vessel, which can lay rigid and flexible pipelines in waters of up to 3,000m, is at the Hebburn yard for refurbishment and repair work to its thrusters.

    A&P Group has also started work on European Supporter, owned by P&O Maritime Services Australia, a new client to the business. The Tyne yard will be carrying out conversion work on the cable-laying vessel.

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