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Mivan secures over £1m of cruise refitting work

Mivan secures over £1m of cruise refitting work
Mivan has made a good start to 2010 winning over £1m of contracts aboard Pacific Dawn and newbuild Azura. Mivan will be working in Australian and Italian shipyards respectively and is aiming for another solid year in the cruise ship sector following a turnover in excess of £6m during 2009.

The larger of the two contracts, Pacific Dawn, will begin its joinery pre-fabrication stage in Mivan's factory during the spring. Working at Forgacs Shipyard in Brisbane, Australia, Mivan's outfitting team will be on board for around three weeks between May and June. The scope of the contract covers the fitting out of the Aqua Spa and the Salt Grill Restaurant.

This is Mivan's second recent contract for P&O Australia following Pacific Jewel. As with the Jewel, Mivan is again working from the designs of London-based SMC Design.

For Azura, under construction in Italy, Mivan will supply case goods to various retail outlets and the timber dance floor in the main atrium. Work takes place during the vessel’s voyage from Fincantieri’s Monfalcone yard to its home port of Southampton.

Mivan business development director Stephen Mills said, 'The cruise ship market is a sector that has remained consistent for us despite the global recession. Mivan will be exhibiting once again at Seatrade in Miami and we will be aiming to meet as many clients as possible throughout the week to monitor opportunities in the market during the next 12-18 months.'