MB’92 Barcelona starts construction of 4000t Shiplift

Barcelona-based superyacht repair shipyard MB’92 have reported on the start of construction on a new shiplift area that will enable them to dock vessels of up to 4,000 displaced tonnes. The lift will service an area allowing up to 12 vessels, each up to 105m in length, to be hauled out of the water and placed in a 20,000m2 area where work on the vessels can be performed.

The new lift will increase the yard’s efficiency and partly substitute its current 2,000t Synchrolift. The project cost is estimated at around EUR 45 million and is expected to create between 250 and 300 direct job opportunities within MB’92 as well as subcontracted companies.

The actual Shiplift is manufactured by Miami-based Pearlson Shiplift Corporation, and once completely installed bythe end of 2017, will see Marina Barcelon 92 become one of the most modern and advanced shipyards within the Mediterranean.

By Charl van Rooy

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