Newry firm MJM Marine working on 30 ship refit projects amid showcase at Miami expo
Ship-fitting firm MJM Marine, which is based in Newry, has said it's on course to complete 30 projects this year, including its biggest ever job.
The company, founded by chairman Brian McConville, said it's already finished 19 assignments, with another 10 scheduled over the rest of the year.
MJM Marine took part in trade show Cruise Ship Interiors Expo in Miami this week.
Chief executive Gary Annett said: "For MJM Marine, 2019 is the year when we are seeing the results of many years of forging strong partnerships with key clients and building our reputation as a world leading marine outfitter."
And he said the 19 projects completed so far included its biggest ever undertaking - the refitting of 40 internal spaces on the Norwegian Joy, owned by Norwegian Cruise Line.
He described it as "our largest ever project which saw a 1,400-strong team recreate over 40 spaces for the US market".
He added: "This project is a true reflection of our partnership approach which led NCL to appoint MJM Marine as the lead outfitter in this multi-million dollar interior refit."
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Work began onboard Norwegian Joy in March in China, with completion in April in Seattle.
Mr Annett said the company's success had enabled it to win new clients, explaining: "While it is too early to publicly announce the names of these clients, we will have some exciting new partnerships to announce in the latter quarter of 2019."