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Cammell Laird stages ‘sail-away’ of newly built £10m ferry the Red Kestrel

posted on April 12, 2019 categories Uncategorized

Merseyside shipbuilder Cammell Laird has completed the building of its 1393rd vessel the £10million ferry the Red Kestrel, for Isle of Wight ferry operator Red Funnel.   The Red Kestrel, a new freight-only RoRo vessel, sailed away from Cammell Laird’s famous River Mersey shipyard following a nine-month build programme. In total the project used 45 … Continue reading

Cammell Laird strengthens management team

posted on April 1, 2019 categories Corporate News

Cammell Laird is announcing a series of changes to its senior management team to support ambitious growth plans. The restructure sees company founder and CEO John Syvret CBE extend his role to executive chairman, Tony Graham, meanwhile becomes chief operating officer having led Cammell Laird’s Type 31e bid and Paul Owen joins the company from … Continue reading

Wirral’s shipbuilding heritage to play central role in Borough of Culture celebrations

posted on March 26, 2019 categories In The Community

Hamilton Square was flooded with colour and music on Saturday evening as a spectacular light show was held to mark the start of Wirral’s year as Liverpool City Region’s Borough of Culture 2019. The event saw intricate 3D projections, including one of Cammell Laird’s company logo, beamed onto the front of Birkenhead Town Hall in … Continue reading

Cammell Laird moves RRS Sir David Attenborough out of dock as BBC announces climate change documentary

posted on March 26, 2019 categories Corporate News

RRS Sir David Attenborough, the UK’s new state-of-the-art polar research ship, was on the move on Saturday as the late stages of construction are undertaken at Cammell Laird’s Birkenhead shipyard. The ship’s relocation to Cammell Laird’s non-tidal wet basin coincided with an announcement that Sir David is to present a new documentary about climate change … Continue reading

Supplier spotlight: SeaKing Electrical says Cammell Laird’s support ‘crucial’

Birkenhead’s Seaking Electrical Ltd was set up in April 2001 to deliver maintenance and project work for the marine sector. Directors David Gillam, Eric King, Martin Sealeaf and Chris Dahill formed the company with a vision of targeting opportunities specifically within commercial shipping, ferries, the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, the Royal Navy, cruise ships and superyachts. … Continue reading