Jacksonville Shipyards Awarded $2.5 Million To Repair Pemex Ship

Jacksonville Shipyards, Inc.

(JSI), Jacksonville, Fla., has been awarded its largest contract since reopening, worth about $2.5 million, to repair the Petroleos Mexicanos S.A. (Pemex) ship Cantarell, which was damaged by an explosion last year. The aft end of the 46,486-dwt LPG carrier was affected, and substantial rebuilding is required to restore the ship to full operating capability. The project, which is expected to take up to two months to complete, will involve work in the engineering spaces and steel renewal.

Pemex received bids from an international group of competing yards before selecting the recently reopened Jacksonville yard. The contract was signed in Mexico City in January, and work commenced last month.

According to a spokesman for the company, JSI is actively bidding on a number of projects, some in the cruise ship sector, from both domestic and foreign owners.

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