TT-Line Car Ferry To Undergo Refurbishment

TT-Line Car Ferry To Undergo Refurbishment

Tasmania Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding

Award For Delivery Of Spirit Of Tasmania’s Refurbishment Project

Victor P Taffa

The Hodgman Government is committed to job-creating infrastructure and there is no better example than the magnificent refurbishment of the Spirits of Tasmania, Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding said.

“I am very pleased that TT-Line has been awarded the 2016 Shippax Ship Conversion Award for the delivery of the Spirit of Tasmania’s refurbishment project.”

“Over 200 Tasmanians were employed on the project, many of whom were employees of the 24 local Tasmanian companies who were sub-contracted by the head contractor, Trimline.” Mr. Hidding said.

The Government, TT-Line and Trimline worked together to maximise the amount of labour and supplies that were sourced locally, despite the fact that this was a highly specialised and complex project to be delivered within a strict budget and within precise timelines so as not to disrupt the Spirits’ sailing schedule

Local companies who won work include

  • Blackwoods,
  • Ceiling Works,
  • Central Coast Flooring,
  • Drillcut,
  • Fairbrothers,
  • GP Glass,
  • Norfolk Blinds,
  • Nubco,
  • Panatana welders,
  • Prairie Signs,
  • Southern Marine,
  • Streamline,
  • Tasmanian Hotel Supplies,
  • Thonet chairs.

Labour hire companies such as

  • Global Hire,
  • FCS,
  • Searson Buck and many more.
TAS Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding

TAS Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding









“The Shippax Ship Conversion Award is fantastic acknowledgement of their skills and quality of work, and they should all be very proud of what they delivered in what was a highly complex project.”

“We have already seen unprecedented demand for the refurbished Spirits, with record booking numbers adding a boost to the economy and taking us closer to achieving our target of attracting 1.5 Million visitors every year by 2020.” Mr. Hidding said.