“We share a strategic vision” said Graham Couser, SVP of the Grand Bahama Shipyard Ltd upon the announcement of the signing of a cooperation agreement with Harris Pye Engineering.
“As shipping continues to face challenges we must be able to adapt to the requirements and expectations of our customers. The combination of the expertise and specialist skill set of Harris Pye with the excellent facilities and ship repair skill base of GBSL will surpass those expectations. GBSL/Harris Pye are committed to a long term viable growth plan and this development further enhances such business opportunity” continued Couser.
Chris David continued, “Harris Pye Engineering is extremely pleased with this alliance with Grand Bahama Shipyard Ltd. I truly believe this liaison will offer a sustainable presence in the region and be of great benefit to numerous Marine and Offshore owners and operators alike, as the location, expertise and facilities are second to none, offering customers a definite commercial advantage due to the reduction in deviation times when considering yards in Europe”.
“With this alliance in place our individually strong reputations merge enabling an opportunity to offer our clients exceptional service. We have been one of the leaders in mobile marine repairs for over three decades now, and diversified across to the oil and gas market segment. This agreement has HP returning to our roots whilst remaining focused on the Offshore and LNG markets”, he continued.
“Earlier this year the two companies met in Miami at the Cruise Shipping Exhibition and discussed a mutually beneficial working relationship, these discussions continued during OTC in Houston, resulting in our agreement”, mentioned Mark Prendergast, CEO of Harris Pye, “We are really looking forward to having an equal and open partnership with Graham and his team at Grand Bahama Shipyard”.