24 April 2020
MB92 Group has announced that they have re-started activity at both of their facilities in Barcelona and La Ciotat.
Operations, which resumed on the 14th of April, are to be escalated gradually and involve extremely strict procedures to protect all people entering and operating in the shipyard. These will control all working procedures, as well as the flow and movement throughout the various areas within the sites.
CEO and President, Pepe García-Aubert stated: “the health and safety of our employees, clients, suppliers and local community has always been our absolute priority. When we made the difficult decision to suspend activity at our facilities on the 16th of March, we did so pre-emptively as there was a lack of concrete containment measures established by international organisations or regional and national Governments at that time. Given the significant flow of people into and out of our facilities and the rising number of cases in Europe, the MB92 Group was as prudent as possible to protect everyone’s health, especially when considering the reduced availability of adequate personal protection at that time”.
With signs of improvement in both Spain and France and clear guidelines issued by relevant health authorities, MB92 has sourced all of the necessary personal protective equipment through official channels to begin working again.
In addition to this protective equipment MB92 has also put specific organisational measures in place to reduce contact between everyone operating in the facilities. Therefore, staff who can work from home continue to do so and works on board are orchestrated in such a way as to reduce contact to a bare minimum while always respecting social distancing measures.
Mr. García-Aubert added: “We have always believed that our ability to adapt to difficult situations and find solutions for our clients was one of the keys to our success. Today it is thanks to this quality that we will overcome this crisis and be stronger as a result.”
The MB92 Group comprises the refit and repair shipyards MB92 Barcelona and MB92 La Ciotat, bringing together the professionalism, knowledge and resources of both shipyards to cater for client needs today, and is committed to investing for those of the future.