Administrators of the Harland and Wolff shipyard, reports BBC News, say they have received a number of non-binding offers to buy the business as a going concern.
The yard, best known for building the Titanic, was placed into administration earlier this month.
Administrators, BDO, said there are other interested parties which may result in further offers.
BDO has agreed with the unions to extend the unpaid temporary lay-off of staff until 30 September.
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