Northern Ireland-based cruise ship outfitter, MJM Marine, has been awarded a multi-million pound contract by Marella Cruises.
The contract calls for significant refurbishment work to be undertaken on ‘Marella Discovery’.
The vessel will undergo the outfitting of its cabins and suites, with work scheduled to take place in November, 2022, whilst ‘Marella Discovery’ is in drydock in Cádiz, Spain.
Having recently worked with the cruise operator on ‘Marella Explorer’, supplying antimicrobial lighting systems for public restrooms, in partnership with VYV, MJM will conduct another major first in the on board installation of VYV technology, with its introduction to the wet units within the ‘Marella Discovery’ cabin refresh project, the company said.
The antimicrobial applications enable MJM to supplement stringent on board measures with further antimicrobial coverage within the cabin spaces, offering an additional layer of protection for passengers and crew.
Gary Annett, MJM Marine CEO, said, “Our team here at MJM are delighted to be partnering with the team at Marella Cruises for the outfitting of the cabins and suites on board ‘Marella Discovery’.
“We are continually adapting and enhancing our offerings to match the new ways of operating in the cruise industry, post pandemic. Through our partnership with VYV, we can present solutions to Marella that facilitates safeguarding measures alongside the delivery of our bespoke turnkey outfitting expertise, all without compromising on the quality and craftsmanship synonymous with our company values,” he said.
“Teaming up with MJM Marine and LightPartner Lichtsysteme GmbH & Co KG creates a winning partnership for playing an important role in the wellness and sustainability measures implemented on board Marella cruise ships by helping to satisfy the demand for demonstrable environmental wellness features,” added Colleen Costello, VYV CEO.
“Once installed, our overhead lighting technology works non-stop to protect the environments passengers and crew frequent from many common germs, so they can cruise without worry.”
‘Marella Discovery’s’ cabin and suite refurbishment contract further provides a unique opportunity to aid the growth of both MJM and the local economy, as the company announced a significant number of new job prospects, particularly in the Newry, Mourne and Down area, where MJM Marine is based.
Gary added: “We are very proud of our company heritage in Northern Ireland and as we continue to expand our diverse portfolio of large industry clients and projects, such as Marella Cruises’ Discovery, we are delighted to present more opportunities back to the community, adding to the multi-skilled and accomplished MJM workforce that consistently deliver the highest calibre of outfitting on board every project.”