HAR­wOOd MARInE HM - SLIP­wAY

The Daily Examiner - - ADVERTORIAL -

• 1968 con­struc­tion com­mences Har­wood Slip­way on be­half of Clarence River Slip­ways to ser­vice the Sugar, fish­ing and com­mer­cial ves­sel in­dus­try.

• 1970 – 1994 The Ship­yard is sold to Bal­lina Slip­way and Co and re­named Har­wood Slip­way. The ship­yard se­cures con­tracts for Army and Navy ves­sels, land­ing craft, pa­trol boats Army ducks, com­mer­cial ves­sels. Ship­build­ing com­mences with tugs and com­mer­cial ves­sels. Reg­u­lar ship re­pair with clients from around Aus­tralia and South Pa­cific is car­ried out. In 1980 there were 170 peo­ple em­ployed on site car­ry­ing out ship­yard works and ac­tiv­i­ties for the Aus­tralian de­fence force ves­sels.

• 1994 – 2018 The cur­rent own­ers pur­chase the ship­yard and as­sets to com­ple­ment their ship­ping ac­tiv­i­ties, for slip­ping, re­pair and main­te­nance. As the ship­ping busi­ness grew the ship­yard be­came busy and al­ter­nate op­por­tu­ni­ties for new clients ac­cel­er­ated the com­mer­cial growth of the ship­yard.

The cur­rent own­ers, had an in-wa­ter slip­way foun­da­tion is­sue in Oc­to­ber 2014 that in­ter­mit­tently could de­rail the cra­dle when slip­ping ves­sels.

After care­ful con­sid­er­a­tion, the de­ci­sion was made to un­der­take a re­pair and re­fur­bish­ment of the slip­way, to en­sure safety and en­vi­ron­men­tal com­pli­ance for the fu­ture oper­a­tions and se­cure the jobs of our em­ploy­ees. The ship­yard was closed from Oc­to­ber 2014 - Fe­bru­ary 2017, and dur­ing this time the em­ploy­ees car­ried out the re­quired works en­sur­ing con­ti­nu­ity of their em­ploy­ment, and the sat­is­fac­tion of know­ing the job was well done to the high­est stan­dards.

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