The SMG shipyard resumed ship repair work for the first time since the beginning of the war
For the first time since the beginning of the full-scale war, Smart Maritime Group resumed ship repair at the Mykolaiv Shipyard.
The first “customer” after the forced pause was the 2006 Delta III tugboat, SMG reported.
Specialists perform routine maintenance of the tugboat. The complex of works includes cleaning and painting of the ship’s hull, servicing of the main mechanisms, in particular the engine and navigation system.
According to the general director of Smart Maritime Group, Dmytro Krasnikov, the company cannot resume shipbuilding work at the moment – foreign clients simply cannot get to the shipyards safely. Therefore, SMG has resumed ship repair work for the time being.
In 2021, SMG modernized 6 burners and repaired 51 vessels. But with the beginning of a full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation, the company was forced to terminate previously concluded contracts, in particular, for the construction of two hulls for a company from the Netherlands, a fully equipped tugboat for a Ukrainian customer, and an agreement for the manufacture of metal structures.
The Kherson Shipyard was under occupation, beyond the control of the company, but even after the liberation of the city, the production facilities are under constant shelling, which makes it impossible to resume work now. So the ships can work only at the shipyard in Mykolaiv.