The leading refit, repair and maintenance shipyard MB92
Barcelona recently announced the
reorganisation of its Operations department in order to increase efficiency and cater for
the important work load since the launch of the new 4,800T shiplift last year. It follows the
departure of Miquel À. Lliteras, Shipyard Manager, who after 21 years in the MB92 family,
has decided to start a new professional adventure.
The new Operations structure comprises HSE, Project Management, Project Administration
and Operations Management, and will be headed by Jordi Ariet
who has been with the
company for more than 15 years. Jordi, 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 & PMO
In addition to these changes, 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, commented: “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.”
“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” said Jordi Ariet, Chief Operating Officer.
For more information contact Júlia Quintana, Communications & Marketing Director