Shipbuilding News – December 2023

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Birkenhead shipyard, Cammell Laird, will build the first new Mersey ferry in 60 years in a move which marks a major milestone for the shipbuilder.

The facility – which is part of the APCL group – has put pen to paper with the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority on a deal which will see the new vessel designed and built exclusively on-site, for an estimated cost of £26m.

It dispels fears expressed last year when trade union, Unite, claimed the new ferry would be built in the Netherlands, with only minimal work carried out at Laird.

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