August 18, 2022

Titanic shipyard to work on cruise liners for the primary time in additional than 20 years

The Belfast shipyard that constructed the Titanic is to work on cruise liners once more for the primary time in additional than 20 years.

Harland & Wolff has gained contracts to take care of Cunard’s Queen Victoria and P&O Cruises’ Aurora.

The ships, owned by the FTSE 100-listed cruise agency Carnival, shall be in Belfast for 33 days in Could and June.

Carnival contract: Belfast shipyard Harland & Wolff has gained contracts to take care of Cunard’s Queen Victoria and P&O Cruises’ Aurora

Queen Victoria would be the largest cruise ship to be labored on in a dry dock at a UK shipyard and the primary Cunard ship to drydock in Belfast.

Harland & Wolff was saved from closure in 2019 by London-based InfraStrata, which specialises in vitality infrastructure tasks.

The AIM-listed firm paid £6million for it, and in addition owns Methil on the Firth of Forth, Arnish on the Isle of Lewis and Appledore in north Devon.

Harland & Wolff, which was based in 1861, constructed 140 warships and 123 service provider ships throughout the Second World Conflict and greater than 500 tanks.

It was nationalised within the Fifties following a decline in sea journey whereas the final cruise liner it constructed from scratch was the Canberra in 1960.

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