A&P Falmouth’s parent company has reported a “significant period of growth” with all three UK facilities operating at full capacity.

APCL Group brings together A&P Group, A&P Australia, Cammell Laird and Neway. A&P Group and Cammell Laird are the UK’s largest commercial ship building and repair operations supported by blasting and painting company Neway Industrial Services.

In Cornwall, A&P Falmouth has successfully completed four dockings of Red Funnel’s fleet of passenger ferries – all of whom arrived for their annual repair periods.

A&P Falmouth was able to utilise No3 Dock to accommodate the simultaneous docking of Red Eagle and Red Kestrel. The scope of works included hull cleaning and blasting, painting, replacement of steel in the hulls, tank cleaning, various inspections and other survey associated work.

A&P Falmouth has also undertaken several projects for P&O Ferries, Wightlink and Stena Line to date.

APCL chief executive, David McGinley, said: “It has been an excellent start to 2024 for APCL Group. We have experienced our busiest period to date with dockings from new and returning commercial customers alike.

“This firmly cements our position as the country’s leading ship repair and conversion specialist, and it is fantastic to see our facilities across the group working together to accommodate our clients. I look forward to a busy summer period where we have many more projects in the pipeline.”