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Southern Contracts sails into P&O Ferries refurbishment

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Southern Contracts is updating the galley on P&O Ferries’ Pride of Hull.

Southern Contracts has completed the first phase of a galley refurbishment onboard P&O Ferries’ Pride of Hull.

The ship is one of the biggest European ferries in terms of length, at 215metres long and a gross tonnage of 59,925.

With several bars, restaurants, a casino, shops, a cinema and a show lounge spread across the ship’s 12 decks to entertain passengers on the Hull to Rotterdam route, it also has 546 cabins to accommodate 1,360 passengers and has a lane capacity of 3,300metres with space for 250 cars and 400 freight vehicles.

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Southern Contracts has worked with P&O for many years with regards to its maintenance and spares requirements but the firm has now been appointed to replace the commercial kitchen appliances.

Adam Elphinstone, MD of Southern Contracts said: “We are always delighted to work closely with P&O and this latest refurbishment of the Pride of Hull is a great opportunity for us. The work is being carried out in phases.

“The first phase has now been completed to replace the existing dishwashers and plumbing. The next stage will be the ‘hot work’ which will involve the replacement of grills, ovens and fridges and installation of the hot serveries before finally providing onsite training by our dedicated team, to the P&O staff to ensure they understand the full capabilities of the appliances we have installed.”

Rachael Crepin from P&O Ferries said: “We are proud to have such a strong relationship with Southern Contracts and have dealt with them for over 57 years.

“They are on our emergency speed dial for any urgent maintenance issues and the quality of their products, work, training and customer service are exemplary. We know we are always in safe hands with Southern Contracts and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.”

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