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Port Infrastructure & Development

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Two Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels docked at the Outer Coaling Pier and the Deep Water Berth, with Queen’s Pier in the background.

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CREDIT: Portland Port

UK-based Portland Port leverages new fabrication and welding facility to win a bigger share of ship repair, re? t, conversion and shipbuilding markets.

By Tom Mulligan olish-owned maritime engineering company Intermarine Intermarine UK is pleased to start employing workers from

UK has unveiled major growth plans after investing a the southwest of England region and we are recruiting for

Psix-? gure sum in a new 2,400 square meter (26,000 sq more multi-skilled engineers who have competence across ft) fabrication and welding facility at Portland Port in Dorset, plating, welding and mechanical ? tting. We urge anyone in

UK. The move will create up to 60 new jobs in the area over the area with this skill set to get in contact.” the next two years. Along the way, the company has signed a 20-year lease and moved its UK head of? ce from Bridgend to NEW ORDERS WON

Portland Port, a former naval base and the third-largest man- Kalicki said the new Portland operation had already won or- made harbor in the world. ders that include a £600,000 ($800,000) deal to supply piping

Ship repair operations at the new facility started in March, and combing equipment to a major British shipyard.

and Intermarine UK is looking to work with shipyards around “We have further been encouraged by the support we have the UK to offer a range of engineering services to the ship received from the local authority and UK Government which repair, re? t, conversion and shipbuilding markets. Intermarine understand our vision and our desire to invest in the UK, creat-

UK is now ramping up operations at the new facility after tak- ing jobs and providing skills,” added Kalicki. “We have a clear ing delivery of £450,000 ($600,000) worth of new machinery. track record in the UK maritime sector we want to build on, “We are delighted to receive all our equipment on-site and working on projects such as the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft start the training and commissioning process with our work- carrier program. We have further worked with some of the prime force,” said Inter Marine Group President Slawomir Kalicki. movers in the industry, including Babcock, Cammell Laird, “We are investing substantially in our new facility, taking a BAE Systems, Ferguson Marine Engineering and CalMac. We long-term view re? ected in the 20-year lease we have signed. believe there is strong demand in the market for our services.” 34 Maritime Logistics Professional July/August 2018 | | 32-49 MLP JulyAug18.indd 34 32-49 MLP JulyAug18.indd 34 8/7/2018 3:49:43 PM8/7/2018 3:49:43 PM

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