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Scottish Shipyard Signs £15m Contracts with Firms for Ferry Support

29th September 2020
Port Glasgow in south-west Scotland where Hull 802, seen to the right of the shipyard, is one of two delayed CalMac ferries. Port Glasgow in south-west Scotland where Hull 802, seen to the right of the shipyard, is one of two delayed CalMac ferries. Photo: The Herald-facebook

Scottish shipbuilder Ferguson Marine (Port Glasgow) has placed three contracts, worth more than £15 million, with companies to continue work on two CalMac ferries

It’s hoped that the move, The National reports, is in order to further progress the completion of MV Glen Sannox and the as-yet unnamed Hull 802, will create and secure more than 200 jobs in the supply chain.

The contracts include the supply of electrical and control equipment by Wartsila’s Scottish subsidiary, Wartsila Ships Electronics Services.

The Port Glasgow company’s Inverclyde-based firm Blu Marine is to provide support for the dual fuel vessels’ passenger areas, while Babcock, Dales Marine and McEvoy Engineering will manufacture pipework.

Ferguson says it has spent the last six months managing the contracts, allowing them to bring in some supply contracts from the previous shipyard owner.

For more on the shipyard which went into administration in 2019 click here.

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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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