Intermarine promotes Portland Port to Government minister
Maritime firm Intermarine UK is driving national interest in South Dorset’s marine and engineering sectors after visiting the Minister for Business and Industry Richard Harrington MP in the House of Commons.
Inter Marine Group President Slawomir Kalicki met with Mr Harrington together with South Dorset MP Richard Drax who set up the meeting. Mr Kalicki said the meeting covered key local issues with the parliamentary undersecretary including infrastructure, investment, skills and training, job creation and funding.
Mr Kalicki said he briefed Mr Harrington on how Intermarine UK is a UK registered subsidiary company of the Gdynia, Poland headquartered Inter Marine Group. He explained how Intermarine UK is making a major commitment to Britain and the Dorset region after signing a 20-year lease and relocating its UK head office from Bridgend to Portland Port. The move is set to generate 60 new jobs for local people in the next two years. Mr Kalicki added the company had already won £800,000 of pipe system orders from a UK shipyard.
“The minister welcomed our investment in South Dorset and expressed his pleasure in seeing an international engineering firm offering skilled, long-term employment for the region,” he said. “This division offers a range of engineering services to the ship repair, refit, conversion and shipbuilding markets.”
Intermarine UK has invested six-figure sums into new equipment at its Portland operation including bending machines, welding sets, CNC plasma machines and laser cutters. It focusses on delivering fabrication, welding and electrical services. This includes hull and deck repairs as well as pipe work design, installation and upgrade. It will further offer mechanical services including pump and valve overhauls and engine room upgrades.
The Inter Marine Group draws on nearly 30-years’ experience in the maritime industry and has worked with major UK maritime companies including BAE, Babcock, Cammell Laird, Fergusons and A&P
By Jake Frith
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