A&P Excel Newsletter 16pp 23.3.21 - Flipbook - Page 1
16 NEW APPRENTICES
ARRIVE AT A&P
A&P TYNE DELIVERS
FIRST THREE BARGES TO
Spotlight on the North East…
RFA ARGUS RETURNS
UPDATE FROM ATLANTIC
& PENINSULA AUSTRALIA
Forty-two extraordinary dockings and unscheduled repairs contributed
to A&P Group’s strong performance in 2020 - despite the challenges
of operating during a pandemic.
Across all three facilities, A&P deployed its fast-turnaround response and technical
expertise to carry out repair work on vessels in the offshore, ferry, chemicals,
dredging and military sectors - some with as little as 24 hours’ notice.
Offshore construction/diving support vessel Rever Polaris, now Boka Polaris,
visited A&P Tyne in November for hull repairs and upgrades. Plates were templated,
profiled and rolled at A&P’s on-site fabrication facility and a number of smaller welds
were also carried out. New structural members were also profiled and fitted to the
tanks to provide additional stiffening. Other works included a full repaint of the
hull and replacement of the umbilical supports in the dive bell. The team
operated 24/7 shifts to ensure the undocking schedule was met.
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