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Mivan secures £8m in cruise ship refit projects

Mivan secures £8m in cruise ship refit projects
Mivan has secured a number of major cruise ship outfitting contracts this year totalling around £8m. The majority of the work is for current customers, Crystal Cruises, Princess Cruises and Carnival Australia.

The work aboard Pacific Jewel for Carnival Australia starts in August, however design development, procurement and manufacturing has commenced. The refit will take place in Sydney over a three-week period.

The key areas within Mivan’s scope include the conversion of a spa to a nightclub, kids area fit-out and modifications to some of the suites. Mivan is working closely with London-based interior designer SMC Design. Mivan played a major part in the previous Pacific Jewel refit in 2009.

One of the larger projects is on Crystal Serenity. This follows on from Mivan’s refits on Crystal Symphony and Serenity in previous years. ‘We are delighted to be working alongside Mivan once again as part of this major refurbishment programme,’ said Greg MacGarva, vp marine operations at Crystal. ‘Their strong offering of design development and in-house manufacture combined with very capable site supervision makes them a key player in the global outfitting market.’

The largest of the contracts is with Princess Cruises on Sun Princess. This is for the conversion from its existing layout into a new spa, sushi bar and International Café. The refit will take place in August in Singapore. Procurement and design development are under way at Mivan’s head office in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Mivan’s new Southampton office in the UK continues its focus on the cruise, ferry and yacht refurbishment markets. It is currently delivering an interiors maintenance service for Carnival UK on five ships.

Earlier this year, Mivan launched its Mivan Super Yacht Interiors brand and is in discussion with a number of yards and yacht designers and will be pricing a number of these opportunities in the coming months.

Away from passenger shipping, the company is active in the London prime residential, hotel and commercial office sectors and is currently working in the city and at Heathrow Airport.