Laird’s ferry contract
Mon, 16 February 2015
Cammell Laird shipyard of Birkenhead, UK has secured a multi-million pound new-build ferry contract with the Northern Ireland Executive. The Birkenhead marine and specialist engineering company was awarded the £5.7million project by the Department for Regional Development after an open procurement exercise which attracted interest from shipyards across Europe.
It will see the firm constructing a new car and passenger ferry to replace the existing MV Strangford operating between Strangford and Portaferry in County Down, Northern Ireland.
Mr Rob McBurney, Commercial Director of Cammell Laird, said: “We are very pleased to have been awarded the contract for the construction of the new Strangford Ferry. The company has a long tradition of ship building and we look forward to working with the Department over the coming years.”
The new ferry is due to be delivered by August 2016.
Source: Jake Frith; http://www.maritimejournal.com/news101/vessel-build-and-maintenance/ship-and-boatbuilding/lairds-ferry-contract