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Co Down cruise ship outfitter awarded multi-million-pound contract with Marella Cruises


Marella Discovery Cruise Ship pictured.

Marella Discovery Cruise Ship pictured.

Marella Discovery Cruise Ship pictured.

Newry-based cruise ship outfitter MJM Marine has been awarded a multi-million-pound contract with Marella Cruises for significant refurbishment work onboard their ship the Marella Discovery.

Works – including the outfitting of the ship’s cabins and suites – is scheduled to take place in November 2022 whilst in drydock in Cádiz, Spain.

MJM has worked with the cruise operator recently aboard Marella Explorer supplying antimicrobial lighting solutions for public restrooms, in partnership with VYV.

The company are now marking another major milestone in the onboard installation of the VYV technology, with its introduction to the wet units within the Marella Discovery cabin refresh project.

The antimicrobial applications enable MJM to supplement stringent onboard measures with further antimicrobial coverage within the cabin spaces, offering an additional layer of protection for passengers and crew to sail safely and securely with a new standard of environmental wellness.

Gary Annett, CEO of MJM Marine said: “Our team here at MJM are delighted to be partnering with the team at Marella Cruises for the outfitting of the cabins and suites onboard Marella Discovery.

“We are continually adapting and enhancing our offerings to match the new ways of operating in the cruise industry, post pandemic.

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“Through our partnership with Vyv, we can present solutions to Marella that facilitates safeguarding measures alongside the delivery of our bespoke turnkey outfitting expertise, all without compromising on the quality and craftsmanship synonymous with our company values."

The company said the new contract will grow both the outfitting business and the local economy in the Newry, Mourne and Down area as they announce new roles at their headquarters.

Mr Annett said: “We are very proud of our company heritage in Northern Ireland and as we continue to expand our diverse portfolio of large industry clients and projects, such as Marella Cruises’ Discovery, we are delighted to present more opportunities back to the community, adding to the multi-skilled and accomplished MJM workforce that consistently deliver the highest calibre of outfitting onboard every project.”