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Cammell Laird stages ‘float-off’ for new £10m ferry for Red Funnel

posted on February 19, 2019 categories Uncategorized

Cammell Laird has today staged the ‘float-off’ for a new £10million ferry it has built for Isle of Wight ferry operator Red Funnel. The Red Kestrel, a new freight-only RoRo vessel, will operate between Southampton and Isle of Wight. The vessel will officially join the fleet on arrival in Southampton, and enter service in May, … Continue reading

Cammell Laird welcomes publication of Maritime 2050 strategy

posted on February 4, 2019 categories Corporate News

Cammell Laird has welcomed the release of Maritime 2050, a strategy document detailing the UK government’s vision and ambitions for the future of Britain’s maritime sector over the next three decades. The wide-ranging paper was written following input from maritime industry leaders, academics, specialists from other sectors and promotional bodies. The government hopes its recommendations … Continue reading

Birkenhead School scoops double honours in national ship design competition

posted on December 21, 2018 categories In The Community

Pupils at Birkenhead School in Oxton have scooped top honours in a national naval engineering competition. The school was the only one to win prizes in two separate age categories as part of the 2018 RN-UKNEST Naval Engineering Competition, an initiative involving the Royal Navy and the United Kingdom Naval Engineering Science & Technology (UKNEST) … Continue reading

BAE Systems and Cammell Laird release joint statement on Type 31e Competitive Design Phase contract

A joint statement from BAE Systems and Cammell Laird said: “We are pleased to have been shortlisted for the next stage of the Type 31e programme. Our bid for the Type 31e combines proven engineering capability, warship design and combat management systems that will deliver critical capability to meet the Royal Navy’s requirements and an … Continue reading

Cammell Laird shortlisted with UK team for Fleet Solid Support shipbuilding project

Cammell Laird is delighted to have been shortlist as part of a syndicate of British firms, to compete to build three Fleet Solid Support ships for the UK Ministry of Defence. Defence Minister Stuart Andrew announced the shortlist and the British consortium is made up of  Cammell Laird, Babcock, BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce. They join Italian firm … Continue reading