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Government Minister tours Cammell Laird

MINISTER for Defence Equipment Support and Technology Philip Dunne MP visited Cammell Laird recently, ahead of giving a keynote address at the opening of the Underwater Defence Technology Conference and Exhibition in Liverpool. He was welcomed to the yard by Chief Executive John Syvret CBE and Managing Ditector Linton Roberts before being taken round to see at first-hand the … Continue reading

Cammell Laird team starts work on Dazzle Ship

Painters from world famous shipyard and engineering services company Cammell Laird have started work today on Dazzle Ship, a co-commission by Liverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool and 14-18 NOW WW1 Centenary Art Commission to work with the idea of “dazzle” camouflage using an historic pilot ship conserved by Merseyside Maritime Museum. Renowned artist Carlos Cruz-Diez has been … Continue reading

Cammell Laird announces strongest year in ferry market

STRONGEST YEAR FOR FERRY WORK Cammell Laird says it has developed one of the most advanced ‘bespoke environmental’ packages for ferries in the shipyard industry, following its strongest year of trading in the sector. Cammell Laird, one of the most famous names in maritime history, says it has docked 24 ferries between 2013 and the … Continue reading

Cammell Laird apprentices build HMS Birkenhead memorial

A memorial has been unveiled in Birkenhead dedicated to the victims of one of the worst maritime disasters of the 19th century. HMS Birkenhead, a steam frigate built by John Laird’s shipbuilders in Birkenhead, sank off the coast of Gansbaai, South Africa on February 26 in 1852. Out of 638 people onboard, only 193 survived. … Continue reading

Cammell Laird welcomes RFA Fort Victoria for £47m refit

posted on February 28, 2014 categories Corporate News, New Contracts

Cammell Laird has begun a £47m refit of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Fort Victoria. The massive refit will be the biggest ever undertaken by the yard since it began its 25 year through life support ‘cluster’ contract to maintain nine of the 13 ships in the RFA flotilla in 2008 (see notes to editors).  … Continue reading