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Cammell Laird shipyard completes work on £18m MOD contract

posted on January 12, 2009 categories Project News

Resurgent Birkenhead shipyard Cammell Laird has completed a massive £18m refit of the largest ship in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA), the RFA Fort George (see notes to editors). Cammell Laird chief executive John Syvret said the refit employed more than 250 staff over six months and was a hugely successful job. “The George was … Continue reading

Defence secretary visits resurgent Cammell Laird

posted on January 8, 2009 categories Corporate News

Resurgent Merseyside shipyard Cammell Laird today welcomed defence secretary John Hutton for a tour of the business. Mr Hutton, who was on Merseyside for a meeting of the cabinet, met with Cammell Laird management who were able to explain how the shipyard has transformed itself over the last seven years. Cammell Laird chief executive John … Continue reading

Cammell Laird recruits apprentices to fill skills gap

posted on December 4, 2008 categories Corporate News

Relaunched Merseyside shipyard Cammell Laird is strengthening its workforce with the recruitment of 20 new young apprentices. The recruits aged between 17 and 20 are all from Merseyside and take the total number of apprentices in training to 49. The group includes the first female apprentice at the shipyard for seven years, 17-year-old Lacey Cudden. … Continue reading

First cluster contract ship arrives at Birkenhead shipyard

posted on July 8, 2008 categories New Contracts

A Merseyside shipyard is welcoming the first ship to arrive for refit work under the new £180m ‘cluster’ contract deal it announced jointly with the Ministry of Defence (MOD) last month. Birkenhead based Northwestern Shiprepairers and Shipbuilders Ltd (NSL) is beginning refit work worth £8.5m on the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Gold Rover. The work … Continue reading

MoD places multi-million pound contracts in Birkenhead for support of Navy supply ships

posted on June 20, 2008 categories New Contracts

The Ministry of Defence has today, June 30 2008, placed contracts worth hundreds of millions of pounds with a shipyard in the north west of England for the long-term maintenance of several navy support ships. Defence Minister Baroness Taylor today announced Northwestern Shiprepairers and Shipbuilders (NSL) of Birkenhead and the A&P Group in Falmouth as … Continue reading