Inverclyde Now Logo GREENOCK Firm Among Companies Sharing In £15Million Shipyard Contracts

28 September, 2020 | Business, Clyde Shipping, Local

PORT Glasgow shipyard Ferguson Marine has placed three contracts worth more than £15million with Scottish companies for work on the two CalMac ferries it is building.

Greenock-based Blu Marine has secured the job of outfitting the passenger areas of the vessels.

Meanwhile manufacture of pipework will be carried out by Babcock, Dales Marine and McEvoy Engineering.

Finally, supply of electrical and control equipment has been awarded to Wartsila’s Scottish subsidiary, Wartsila Ships Electronics Services.

The yard says work continues to place additional contracts in the coming weeks, worth a combined total of more than £10 million. Among the contracts are work for:

— Electrical installation

— Engineering design support for Hull 802

— Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning installation

— Fire alarm and suppression systems

Ferguson’s procurement team has spent the past six months working to bring some supply contracts from the previous shipyard owner across to the new company and to put new contracts in place.

Tim Hair, turnaround director at the publicly-owned yard, said: “With these new contracts in place, we can press ahead with the work to bring the dual-fuel vessels to completion.

“We estimate that, combined, more than 200 jobs will be created or secured in the supply chain through these contracts.”

The requirements and costs are covered in the turnaround director’s report, which was published in December 2019.

It identified a need for more than £40 million of materials and sub-contracted outfitting, which is included in the £110.3 million additional cost to complete the construction of the vessels.

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