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Antrim fit-out company wins contract for largest ever research ship

Contract: John Cunningham
Contract: John Cunningham
Emma Deighan

By Emma Deighan

A Co Antrim firm has won the contract to fit out the world's largest climate change research vessel.

Mivan Marine, which was acquired by the MJM Group in 2014, will commence work on REV Ocean which will begin its first scientific mission in the Arctic, focusing on climate change, plastic pollution and unsustainable fishing.

Due for completion in 2021, REV Ocean will also be one of the world's most environmentally friendly nautical vessels.

Mivan will complete the interior fit-out of the vessel, which is owned by Rossellinis Four-10, and operated by REV Ocean Inc.

John Cunningham, managing director, Mivan, said: "The deteriorating health of the world's ocean has never been more prevalent.

"The work this vessel will deliver will go a long way to developing concrete solutions to reverse negative environmental impact on our ocean.

"We are delighted to play our part in getting the REV Ocean ready for sea, adding our quality mark on an already exceptional project. We are an environmentally responsible company and have been FSC® and ISO 14001 certified. These certifications underpin Mivan's commitment to reducing our impact on the environment and supported our bid to become REV Ocean's fit-out partner.

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"At Mivan, we have extensive experience in the marine sector and this project will utilise all of our in-house capabilities; including design and project management through to specialist bespoke manufacturing and quality on-site installation by our highly experienced marine fit-out team."

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