Seychelles Ports Authority (SPA), Seychelles Investment Board (SIB) and the Blue Economy department are coordinating a study to assess the potential to establish a full-scale, professional ship repair industry in the country. The research will consider technical, environmental, administrative, legal, social and economic factors in the local context.
Mundy Penfold Limited (MPL), a UK-based consultancy firm won the bid for the project through open international tender. Mike Mundy and Andrew Penfold of MPL arrived in Seychelles on 19 January for a fact-finding mission.
The study is expected to last 6 months with the final report submitted in June 2020.