After a period of reduced activity on Waverley’s boiler refit throughout the Covid-19 lockdown, work has stepped up in the past week with several contractors returning.
On Thursday 11th June the final section of deck above the boiler room was welded in place. Today, Wednesday 17th June, the aft funnel was lifted into place. The refitting of the forward funnel is expected within a week.
Internally work is now focused on completing the electrical and boiler installation before the new equipment will be extensively tested.
If progress continues at the current pace Waverley will raise steam during July. Initial testing will take place while the ship is static at the quayside before extensive sea trials are carried out.