Genova Industrie Navali (GIN), the holding company of T Mariotti and San Giorgio del Porto shipyards, has reported a strong 2019.
The year saw €211 mill in production as the group introduced a new consolidated operation under the GIN brand with a new logo.
GIN operates in the shipbuilding and mega yachts segment, from construction to repair and refitting, from conversions to ship recycling. It has facilities in Marseilles, Genoa and Piombino.
Last year, 190 projects were completed and about 80 ships repaired or built, while the workforce increased by 10%.
“The new logo is a tribute to the Group’s companies and to the employees,” said Ferdinando Garrè, CEO of GIN and of San Giorgio del Porto. “In recent years, our partnership has enabled us to face together with success the challenges of the market with cohesion, as demonstrated by 2019 results; giving to the holding its own visual identity proves our pride and confidence in the future.”
Newbuildings include a new ferry for RFI (Italian railway network), which will operate across the Strait of Messina.
Two expedition class cruise ships were also ordered by Seabourn, the first of which, the ‘Seabourn Venture’, is being built at the Mariotti shipyard. The engines and part of the equipment have been fitted on board, the hull construction and internal outfitting work is proceeding at full capacity, while, in Genoa, superstructure work is in progress, GIN said.
San Giorgio del Porto is currently refurbishing four Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings vessels, together with Chantier Naval de Marseille shipyard.
These include the ‘Nautica’, ‘Seven Seas Navigator’, as well as the ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ and ‘Norwegian Getaway’, the latter two underwent major bridge and stateroom refits, the installations of scrubbers and new propellers.
Other scheduled NCLH drydocks include the ‘Norwegian Epic’, ‘Star’ and ‘Dawn’, as well as other Regent and Oceania brand ships.