Posted on 18 August 2015. by Jones Bahamas
Grand Bahama Shipyard (GBS) is continuing to make a good name for itself in the international market. Last month after GBS’ swift repair of the ‘Stena Forth’ – which left the yard ten days ahead of schedule – the shipyard received international coverage in ‘The Motorship’ online magazine.
‘Motorship’ is a leading international information source for senior marine engineers reaching over 20,000 readers each month.
Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Graham Couser noted that in January 2014 GBS was awarded the contract to lift a Blowout Preventer (BOP) Stack onto the ‘Stena Forth.’
“This was successfully performed and thereafter discussions and negotiations commenced regarding the possibility of performing the rig’s five year classification renewal programme at Freeport, Bahamas,” Couser said.
“We are delighted with the outcome,” he said. “And knowing the limited options available to operators such as Stena in this region, the success of this project is essential to the development of this market segment for the yard.”
The GB Shipyard team worked incredibly hard to prepare for this large project and new segment to their scope of work.
GBS is one of the largest ship repair facilities in the Caribbean with three floating docks and all of the necessary support services required to complete any ship repair project.
The shipyard was recently recognized by the Society of Marine Port Engineers of New York for their outstanding work in ship repair during their annual event in New York.