RFA Tidesurge Arrives Cammell Laird for Refit

January 20, 2020 – Onlookers were treated to a striking view as the Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s (RFA) Tide class tanker RFA Tidesurge sailed up the River Mersey to Cammell Laird in Birkenhead. Tug boats came alongside RFA Tidesurge as it approached the shipyard on January 10, helping to maneuver the 39,000 tonne vessel into Cammell Laird’s non-tidal wet basin with…

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Cammell Laird Supporting Britain’s Hunter-killer Submarine Program

November 20, 2019 – Cammell Laird has a proud history of shipbuilding that stretches back almost 200 years, a large part of which is closely tied to Britain’s submarine fleet. The company’s Birkenhead shipyard was a leading centre for submarine production in the 20th century, with 69 boats built by Cammell Laird on behalf of the Royal Navy between 1915…

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Modular construction expertise put Cammell Laird back in the premier league of shipbuilding

October 22, 2019 – A crowd of thousands gathered at Cammell Laird’s shipyard in Birkenhead on September 26 for the official naming of RRS Sir David Attenborough. This ground-breaking polar research vessel pushes the boundaries of marine engineering technology, and underlines the breadth and depth of modular construction expertise on offer in Birkenhead. RRS Sir David Attenborough is one of…

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Cammell Laird Throws Weight Behind Plans for two £150m Disaster Relief Ships

October 9, 2019 – Cammell Laird is supporting plans by former international development secretary Penny Mordant for the building of two £150m disaster relief ships, paid for from the foreign aid budget. Daily Telegraph has reported this week that the Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been in talks with Ms Mordaunt over plans dubbed “Britannia 2.0” for two new ships…

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HMS Queen Elizabeth put through her paces during Westlant 19 deployment

October 7, 2019 – HMS Queen Elizabeth, the first of Britain’s two new aircraft carriers, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia last month as part of the 65,000-tonne warship’s second-ever international visit. Cammell Laird completed a two-and-a-half year, multi-million pound project to build flight decks for the carrier in March 2013. The award of a £44m contract by the Aircraft Carrier…

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HMS Prince of Wales prepares to embark on maiden voyage

September 19, 2019 – HMS Prince of Wales, the UK’s newest aircraft carrier, is expected to embark on her maiden voyage in the coming days. Cammell Laird is proud to have played a key role in the construction of this magnificent vessel – one of the most powerful surface warships ever constructed in the UK. Following Cammell Laird’s successful completion…

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Cammell Laird Targets Shipbuilding Growth After Busy Start to Year

June 12, 2019 – Merseyside UK shipyard and marine engineering services company Cammell Laird is reporting a strong first four months of 2019, with 25 ships arriving for drydocking and repairs during the period. In total Cammell Laird has received 11 ferries at its famous Birkenhead site from January to the end of April, along with 14 other vessels. The…

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Cammell Laird completes £44million RFA Fort Victoria refit

May 7, 2019 – Supply ship Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Fort Victoria, one of the largest vessels operated by the UK Ministry of Defence, has put to sea following the completion of a £44 million refit by Birkenhead-based (Liverpool City Region, UNITED KINGDOM) shipyard and marine engineering services provider Cammell Laird. The year-long program of work, represented phase two of…

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Cammell Laird Strengthens Management Team

April 1, 2019 – Cammell Laird is announcing a series of changes to its senior management team to support ambitious growth plans. The restructure sees company founder and CEO John Syvret CBE extend his role to executive chairman, Tony Graham, meanwhile becomes chief operating officer having led Cammell Laird’s Type 31e bid and Paul Owen joins the company from the…

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RFA Tidespring Enters Refit at Cammell Laird

March 5, 2019 – The 39,000 tonne Tide-class tanker RFA Tidespring has moored at Cammell Laird in Birkenhead, UK for its inaugural docking period. Its arrival marks the start of two Through Life Support contracts that will see the UK shipyard and engineering company maintain nine vessels of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) over the next 10 years. The Ministry…

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Cammell Laird Welcomes Publication of Maritime 2050 Strategy

February 4, 2019 – Cammell Laird has welcomed the release of Maritime 2050, a strategy document detailing the UK government’s vision and ambitions for the future of Britain’s maritime sector over the next three decades. The wide-ranging paper was written following input from maritime industry leaders, academics, specialists from other sectors and promotional bodies. The government hopes its recommendations will…

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BAE Systems and Cammell Laird release joint statement on Type 31e Competitive Design Phase contract

December 12, 2018 – A joint statement from BAE Systems and Cammell Laird said: “We are pleased to have been shortlisted for the next stage of the Type 31e program. Our bid for the Type 31e combines proven engineering capability, warship design and combat management systems that will deliver critical capability to meet the Royal Navy’s requirements and an attractive…

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Cammell Laird Shortlisted with UK Team for Fleet Solid Support Shipbuilding Project

December 1, 2018 – Cammell Laird is delighted to have been shortlist as part of a syndicate of British firms, to compete to build three Fleet Solid Support ships for the UK Ministry of Defence. Defence Minister Stuart Andrew announced the shortlist and the British consortium is made up of  Cammell Laird, Babcock, BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce. They join Italian firm Fincantieri,…

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Shipbuilding Firms Chosen for Fleet Solid Support Competition

November 30, 2018 – A syndicate of British firms, along with four international shipbuilding companies, have been selected to compete for the Fleet Solid Support ships contract, Defence Minister Stuart Andrew has announced. The crucial vessels, which will deliver ammunition, food and supplies to UK forces across the globe, will work alongside the Royal Navy’s fleet of warships and will…

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