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MJM Marine in ‘Cruise Control’ with $150 Million Order Book for 2023/24

Great news from our Corporate Patron, MJM Marine who have announced $150m (£120m) of new work secured for 2023/24 which will generate over 100 new jobs as a result.

The exciting growth trajectory and the creation of the new job opportunities which will be predominantly based at their headquarters in Newry will provide a significant boost to the local economy and the local and national supply chains.

The announcement was made on Friday 8th September on board the stunning ‘Celebrity Apex’, fitted out by MJM Marine which was docked in Belfast and our President, Julie Gibbons was delighted to be in attendance to hear the major announcement.

‘Celebrity Cruises’ is a brand in the Royal Caribbean Group and one of MJM Marine’s trade partners. The strong order book reaches across seven of the world’s leading brands with delivery taking place in locations across the world including Singapore, stretching across Europe and into The Bahamas.

Gary Annett, CEO of MJM Marine said:

“We are delighted to be here this morning on Celebrity Apex with a number of our team to make this announcement. We have a really exciting growth trajectory and new opportunities right across the business. The new roles are predominantly based at our headquarters in Newry and range from operations and project management to commercial and other business support roles.”

“This represents a multi-million-pound GVA (Gross Value Add) to the local economy in salary contribution and significantly more in value to the local and national supply chain. There are more than 500 cruise ships active at the moment with regular refit and upgrade schedules. We have visibility of the future requirements so we are confident of a buoyant long term project pipeline.”

Naoimh McConville, Group Managing Director of Rathbane Group (MJM Marine’s Parent Company) added:

“We are thrilled to announce the next phase of growth for MJM Marine. We are committed to strengthening our operations by investing for the future to make a positive impact for our people and planet. ”

“To achieve this, we are launching an extensive recruitment drive aimed at attracting top talent, to complement our dynamic team. Our people are the force behind driving innovation and delivering industry firsts, which is the platform for our strong culture and performance.”

“We take pride in our record for securing repeat business and the development of collaborative client relationships, with brands who entrust us time and again with their refit work.”

When the new positions are filled, MJM Marine will employ in the region of 300 people and you can watch the announcement video HERE.

MJM Marine has been delivering world-class marine outfitting for over 40 years, representing our city with such distinction on the global stage and we wish them every continued success for the future.

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