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Cammell Laird welcomes RFA Tidespring kick-starting new 10-year Through Life Support contracts

posted on March 5, 2019 categories New Contracts, Project News

The 39,000 tonne Tide-class tanker RFA Tidespring has moored at Cammell Laird in Birkenhead, UK for its inaugural docking period. Its arrival marks the start of two Through Life Support contracts that will see the UK shipyard and engineering company maintain nine vessels of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) over the next 10 years. The … Continue reading


Cammell Laird this month welcomed the iconic Mersey Ferry ‘Snowdrop’ to the yard for her annual overhaul. Cammell Laird has a close history with the Mersey Ferries and Snowdrop. In 2015 Cammell Laird painted Snowdrop in its now famous ‘dazzle’ design by British pop artist Sir Peter Blake, as part of the events to mark … Continue reading

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