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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

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