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    Gibdock welcomes back a familiar guest from Louis Cruises [Nov 2016] A familiar cruise ship visitor has returned to Gibdock, with the Gibraltar yard undertaking exacting repair and renewal work on Thomson Majesty, the Thomson-operated luxury vessel owned by Louis Cruises. The project involved two weeks in Gibdock’s No. 1 dock for the 207m loa (41,000gt) vessel within a fixed schedule,
    Gibdock strengthens German ties [Sep 2016] Returning customers and a new client saw Gibdock prominent in the repair schedules of German ship managers in the first half of 2016, with sterling’s post Brexit depreciation also sharpening the Gibraltar yard’s competitive edge for the rest of the year. Seven German-owned or operated vessels have been repaired at Gibdock so far this year,
    Gibdock’s growing offshore status underlined by Solstad return [Jun 2016] Gibraltar’s Gibdock shipyard has completed an extensive package of work on Solstad Shipping’s Normand Cutter. The 127m long, 10,979grt construction support vessel (CSV) left the yard on June 29th following a 22-day drydock programme, which included a comprehensive overhaul of its entire propulsion system.
    Greek owners look west to Gibdock [Jun 2016] Recent projects at Gibdock stress the value Greek ferry owners are placing on high quality, reliable ship repair partners in the Western Med in the first half of 2016, with two first time ship visits also emphasising the Gibraltar yard’s ability to meet contrasting ship renewal needs.The Hellas Seaways ro-pax vessel Nissos Chios and
    Canadian con-ro pair drydocked in Gibraltar [Jun 2016] Gibdock has demonstrated that its strong reputation for ro-ro and container ship repair work continues to resonate around the globe, following the drydocking of two con-ro vessels operated by Canadian shipowner, Oceanex. Oceanex provides intermodal transportation services to the Canadian Atlantic provinces of Labrador and Newfoundland.
    Gibdock gets strategic with HMS Scott [Mar 2016] Gibdock’s strategic location has been brought into sharp focus with the docking of HMS Scott, the largest vessel in the Royal Navy's Hydrographic Squadron, for a recent 19-day maintenance period at the Gibraltar yard. Works took place as part of the MOD UK’s Commercially Supported Shipping (CSS) Teams Through Life Support (TLS) contract with main contractor Babcock.
    Gibdock mobilises world’s largest windfarm jack-up [Feb 2016] Gibdock has confirmed its role as one of the offshore industry’s pre-eminent shiprepair and conversion yards through its selection for the afloat mobilisation of Seajacks Scylla, the largest and most advanced windfarm installation jack-up ever built. Following delivery to Seajacks by Samsung Heavy Industries at the end of 2015,
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    Strategic location drives Gibdock booking surge [Dec 2015] The Gibraltar-based repair and conversion yard enters its customary busy ferry season buoyed by repeat business from owners of a variety of ship types, and the completion of its first exhaust gas scrubber installation project. Dock 1, Gibdock’s largest drydock, is already fully booked until the end of February 2016.
    Gibdock secures breakthrough exhaust scrubber project [Nov 2015] Gibdock has secured a breakthrough exhaust gas scrubber retrofit project covering five vessels operated by ship management major Norbulk Shipping and owned by global shipping group Vroon. The contract represents a sizeable debut in specialised EGS work. With all five ships also undergoing special survey drydocking,
    Gibdock strengthens its position with German owners [Aug 2015] Gibdock, the Gibraltar ship repair yard, is strengthening its impact within the German ship owning market. Working in partnership with its local agent, Hamburg-based Combitrade, the yard has managed to win a significant amount of business from some of the country’s leading shipowners and managers in recent years.
    Solstad Offshore returns to Gibdock [Jun 2015] Gibraltar-based ship repair company, Gibdock, has built up a close working relationship with Solstad Offshore, with a number of the Norwegian operator’s specialist offshore craft being repaired at the yard over the past few years. This partnership was recently rekindled when a Construction Support Vessel (CSV), the 5000dwt Normand Pacific, arrived in Gibraltar for its first special survey.
    Gibdock opens prefabrication facility [Jun 2015] Gibdock has officially opened its new ‘Pad 1’, a specialised area for land-based fabrication projects, to a busy workload. The 2,940m2 purpose-built pad offers an area of prime 12 tonnes per m2 load-bearing workspace to support the growing range of large and complex projects that are being attracted to the yard.
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    Gibdock consolidates relationship with Grimaldi Group [Sep 2014] The Grande Angola left Gibdock on Tuesday following the on-time completion of a scheduled package of repair works. The project covered work on the second vessel in a two-vessel contract between Gibdock and Grimaldi Group, the multinational logistics group specialised in the operation of roll-on/roll-off vessels, car carriers and ferries.
    Greek owner docks three with Gibdock [Sep 2014] Piraeus-based Aegean Maritime Petroleum Network Inc. (AMPNI) has recently contracted Gibraltar yard Gibdock to carry out repairs to three of its vessels. The Aegean Princess, Halki and Nisyrus were all docked within the space of just over a month, underlining the yard’s growing success in attracting business from the important Greek shipowner sector,
    Gibdock reputation rises in German market [Sep 2014] Gibdock has continued to see its stock rise amongst the German shipowner community over the past year. Indeed the Gibraltar ship repair yard’s recent client list reads like a ‘Who’s Who’ of leading German shipowners and managers, underlining the fact that it enjoys a very positive reputation in this particular market.
    Van Oord dredger returns to Gibdock [Aug 2014] Part of the Van Oord fleet, the 137m long trailing suction hopper dredger, Lelystad, has been through an extensive programme of works at Gibdock in Gibraltar. The vessel was in dock for an initial 26 days, then went alongside the South Mole before re-docking for a further 11 days. The far-reaching project included steelwork, pipe, mechanical and painting work.
    Gibdock ERP brings efficiency gains [Jul 2014] Gibraltar-based ship repair yard Gibdock is starting to reap the benefits of investing in an automated and harmonised estimating, quotation, specification and invoicing system. The state of the art Microsoft Dynamics AX Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system overarches the yard’s finance, stock management, project management and HR systems.
    Gibdock delivers for Greek owner [May 2014] Gibdock has completed its first shiprepair project for Tsakos Shipping & Trading, one of the leading owners within the Greek shipping market. The Gibraltar yard undertook damage repairs to the 221m long, 2824 teu capacity containership, Irene’s Rainbow, which is part of the 70+ vessel fleet operated by the Tsakos Columbia Ship Management (TCM) joint venture.
    Saga returns to Gibdock - Saga Cruises has highlighted Gibraltar’s continuing attractions for cruise owners [Feb 2014] Delivered by Swan Hunter in 1972 to Norwegian American Line as Vistafjord, the ship is the last cruise vessel built on the Tyne. Having previously docked Spirit of Adventure in 2011 for the same owner, the 13-day renewal Saga Ruby drydocking project required flexibility on the part of the yard,
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