Atlantic Pacific Marine’s customers include Carnival Cruises, Princess Cruises, P&O, Wartsila, Total Oil and NOV. The company was founded by Leroy Bishop, Phillip Rodrigues, and David Hale, and is a sister company of LME, which provides industrial engineering services to multinationals such as Dow Corning. Together, the companies have a turnover in excess of £12million.
“Our ethics of honesty, integrity, quality and safety are extremely important in the marine and offshore industries,”
Due to its success, the rapidly growing company has had to find a bigger HQ. Its new site in Cardiff has plenty of office space for its burgeoning staff, along with a 480sqm workshop and 100sqm external laydown area. As part of LME, Atlantic Pacific Marine also has sites in Barry Docks, consisting of a 1500sqm workshop, 480sqm blasting pit, 600sqm painting workshop and a 250sqm fully-equipped stainless steel workshop.
Atlantic Pacific Marine operates globally 24/7, undertaking an extensive range of dry-dock, alongside and en-voyage repairs, maintenance and refurbishments. Back in 2011 the company completed main steam renewals and shut downs for Cunard’s QM2 while the ship remained in service. No small project, the job encompassed all the thermal installation for over 100metres of boiler feedline.
In December 2012 APM manufactured and installed two Reverse Osmosis plants for Carnival Australia’s Pacific Pearl and Pacific Jewel cruise liners.
This year Atlantic Pacific completed its biggest project to-date – the installation of a new diesel generator on the Coral Princess, including all the necessary structural and system modifications. Atlantic Pacific’s engineers first had to create space for the new generator by relocating existing tanks and equipment. Following this, the team then cut away a huge section of the starboard side before installing the new generator.
“It was a huge job,” says Mr Bishop. “We had to re-route all the associated equipment and fittings through sixteen decks, from the exhaust and air-con systems through to electrics and insulation.”
The project was started in August in Alaska whilst in-service, then dry-docked in the Bahamas on February 13, and finished whilst the ship was in service trans canal cruising. It was completed on time and within budget, with zero lost time safety incidents.
Atlantic Pacific Marine has also installed quick closing valves for Carnival Australia’s fleet this year. The Pacific Jewel project was undertaken in Sydney, whilst the Pacific Pearl was completed in Singapore. Both projects were passed and approved by Lloyds Register, and installations on the rest of the fleet are ongoing.
“We’re naturally very pleased with our growth and expansion,” comments Mr Bishop. “Having our new HQ will enable us to meet our ever-increasing customer needs, and to continue expanding our presence in the marine and offshore markets.”
More information about Atlantic Pacific Marine and its services is available from http://www.atlanticpacific.co / email@example.com / +44 (0) 2920 775599. ENDS
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