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Marine interior specialist adds to backlog

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marserlogoMaritime Services Corporation (MSC), marine interior specialist in turnkey installations, currently has a backlog of contracts exceeding $10.5 million in value for assignments to be completed this November through March.

A $6 million contract with a major cruise line is now in fabrication at the company headquarters in Hood River, Oregon. Installation on the ship will take place in Victoria, B.C. in January. 

Earlier this year, MSC completed a retrofit of another major cruise ship that included the demolition of the two existing staircases between decks 5 & 6 and decks 6 & 7, and the replacement and repositioning of the two new sets.

Next month, MSC will begin modifications on two dinner vessels in Portland, Oregon. Those jobs will be completed in January.

In November, MSC’s Southampton, U.K. office will begin in a $1.4 million refurbishment contract in Hamburg, Germany for Carnival, U.K. on the Oriana. Also next month, MSC U.K. will begin a $540,000 refit on the Star Princess in Trieste, Italy. Both projects will be completed in early December.

The Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., office for MSC has received confirmation of a $2 million project for the U.S. Army on the LSV-6 at Colonna’s shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia. That assignment will continue through March.

Kennewick, the last of three new-build ferries for Washington State Ferries, will be delivered next month by MSC.  Two other 64-foot ferries were already delivered after the interior joiner outfitting, the Salish this past June, and the Chetzamoka last October. The value of MSC’s work on the ferries totaled $7.5 million, and was completed at Vigor Shipyards (formerly Todd Pacific Shipyards) in Everett and Seattle, Wash.

Numerous smaller projects also round out the contract work for Maritime Services Corp.

MSC provides the marine industry with planning, design, engineering, construction and materials relating to newbuilding and refurbishment of cruise ships, work boats, fishing vessels, ferries, fast ferries, offshore projects, dining yachts, and gaming vessels around the world. The company also distributes U.S.-made MML fire doors and windows for the marine market, and is U.S. factory representative and distributor for Norac bulkheads and lining systems.

October 24, 2011

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