Havyard Leirvik win important contract with a new customer
Havyard Leirvik, which is owned by listed Eqva ASA, has signed a contract for the conversion of the ferry M/F Vannes.
The ferry which is owned by Boreal Sjø will be modified to meet requirements from the Norwegian Maritime Directorate so that it can operate in an extended traffic area.
For Havyard Leirvik and for Eqva, this is an important contract for several reasons. The shipyard focuses particularly on projects related to conversion and upgrading of existing ships.
The yard is also prequalified for fabrication of steel sections for the oil and gas industry. This means it can take on the most demanding fabrication and modification tasks and opens even more opportunities in the market.
Sales Manager Silje Smådal says:
“The contract with Boreal Sjø is also important because most of the work will be produced locally and carried out at the yard, and we will have the opportunity to get to know a new customer. We are looking forward to this collaboration and are committed to making this the beginning of a long and good collaboration for mutual benefit.”
Managing Director Tor Leif Mongstad says:
“Good and demanding customers are important for us to develop further, and we are looking forward to performing this project together with Boreal Sjø. We are observing a good trend and see more orders within service and maintenance, and with two major projects in the order book, we have secured a strong foundation.”
The second project concerns engine replacement on the ferry M/F Veøy.
The conversion of M/F Vannes is a typical conversion project, of which there will likely be many more in the coming years. The contract value of such contracts are normally between NOK 10 and 20 million, and they require two months to complete. Havyard Leirvik is part of the Eqva ASA group's business area "Maritime services".