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Refit, repair and maintenance shipyard MB92 Barcelona has announced the reorganisation of its operations department in order to increase efficiency and cater for the increased workload created since the launch of the its 4,800T shiplift last year.
The news comes after the departure of Miquel À. Lliteras, shipyard manager, who has decided to depart the MB92 family after 21 years.
The company’s new operations structure comprises HSE, project management, project administration and operations management, and will be headed up by Jordi Ariet, who has been with MB92 for more than 15 years. Ariet, who trained as a marine engineer, began his career at MB92 as a project manager and progressed through the company before becoming project director in 2011 and director of project management in 2019.
In order to enhance MB92 refit services, a project management office (PMO) has been created to better standardise working practices and procedures at the shipyard and oversee the smooth running of each project. The PMO will be led by Marc Valderrama and Mario Domínguez, both senior project managers, who become PMO manager and PMO co-ordinator.
In addition, Albert Gay has been appointed operations manager, a new role that has been crafted to oversee both maintenance and operations of the technical facilities, including dry dock, shiplift, syncrolift and travelift, as well as berthing.
Pepe García-Aubert, president and CEO of MB92 Group, said, “We will all miss Miquel and are very grateful for all of the energy and professionalism he has given to MB92 over the years. I wish him the very best in his next endeavour. Jordi is an extremely valuable member of our team, overseeing the successful delivery of a large number of projects each season. I have always been a strong advocate of professional development within our company and I am very proud of how Jordi, Marc, Mario and Albert have grown with us.
“Today’s announcement marks a significant milestone for our shipyard and I am confident that these strategic operational changes will position MB92 Barcelona for continued success.”
Ariet, chief operating officer, added, “Our detailed approach to project and facilities management is what fundamentally defines us as it requires a delicate ‘balancing act’ between discipline and flexibility in order to ensure the successful completion of each project, whatever its size. I am delighted to work with the team to keep improving our services and the refit experience for our customers.”
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