Liverpool City Region’s Cammell Laird ‘stands ready’ to deliver new national flagship

3rd June 2021

CAMMELL Laird’s chief executive has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement that construction of a new national flagship will start in 12 months and said the firm “stands ready to deliver” if awarded the contract.

Image of the new British flagship vessel to be in service by 2025

Boris Johnson’s announcement was accompanied by a visual of the new ship, which will be the first of its kind to be built and commissioned by the UK and will showcase British design, engineering and green technology.

Although the contract to build the vessel has not yet been awarded, Laird’s chief executive David McGinley says the firm is ready to win it and deliver the work.

Mr McGinley said: “From HMS Ark Royal to the RRS Sir David Attenborough, Cammell Laird knows what it takes to deliver vessels of vital national importance.

“We have completed some of the most ambitious ship building projects in modern times, through the recent construction of the RSS Sir David Attenborough, the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, and delivering critical units of the next generation nuclear submarines, Astute and Dreadnought on behalf of BAE.

“It is this experience that makes Cammell Laird the only UK shipyard who can partner with Government to deliver this vessel, a partnership that will significantly de-risk the project, enable it to be delivered at speed and maximise value for money.”

In addition to the construction of the RRS Sir David Attenborough, Cammell Laird has delivered a range of specialised vessels including RoRo and RoPax ferries for Red Funnel, Western Ferries and Strangford Ferries.

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3rd June 2021