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Saved Shipyard: Harland & Wolff in £6m Deal with InfraStrata

10th November 2019
View taken from Belfast Lough of the Harland & Wolff shipyard View taken from Belfast Lough of the Harland & Wolff shipyard Photo: Belfast Harbour -facebook

The Belfast shipyard that built the Titanic, Harland and Wolff is according to the Sunday Times, set to be rescued tomorrow in a £6m deal.

AIM-listed company, InfraStrata has agreed to buy the historic shipyard out of administration, will tap investors for the money tomorrow via a share placing. It is understood to have signed a conditional contract to buy Harland and Wolff from administrator BDO.

InfraStrata will use the shipyard to supply a £265m gas storage facility it is building north of the city, preserving the jobs of the 79 remaining workers.

Harland and Wolff, which employed 30,000 people in Belfast’s industrial heyday, fell into administration in August after its Norwegian parent company, Dolphin Drilling, failed to find a buyer.

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Published in Belfast Lough
Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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