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  • 11 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Merseyside shipyard and engineering services company Cammell Laird has completed the first year of the second five-year period of its cluster contract with the UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA).   Cammell Laird CEO John Syvret CBE said the first anniversary marked ‘a period of significant progress’ and added that the company would now be redoubling […]

  • 17 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Birkenhead (Liverpool City Region UK) shipyard and marine engineering services provider Cammell Laird is completing a £49.5m refit of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Fort Victoria. The massive 10-month refit is the biggest ever undertaken by the yard since it began its through life support ‘cluster’ contract to maintain nine of the 13 ships in the […]

  • 4 March 2020

    UK’s Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Fort Victoria has returned to sea following a dry-docking period at Cammell Laird’s Birkenhead shipyard that saw the vessel undergo its 30-year special survey. The supply ship is one of the largest vessels operated by the UK Ministry of Defence and plays a key role at the forefront of British […]

  • 20 August 2018
    Industry news

    UK shipbuilder Cammell Laird announced it has built a network of more than 2,000 suppliers that will be involved in the construction of the Royal Navy’s future Type 31 frigate should the Cammell Laird-BAE Systems duo be selected. The shipyard and engineering services company says it is registering more than five new suppliers every week […]

  • 28 February 2014
    Industry news

    BIRKENHEAD (Liverpool City Region UNITED KINGDOM) shipyard and engineering service provider Cammell Laird has begun a £47m refit of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Fort Victoria.   The massive refit will be the biggest ever undertaken by the yard since it began its 25 year through life support ‘cluster’ contract to maintain nine of the […]

  • 18 October 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Cammell Laird and BAE Systems announced an agreement to collaborate on the construction of Royal Navy’s future Type 31 frigates. Commercial shipbuilder Cammell Laird would act as prime contractor while BAE Systems would be supplying its warship design and combat systems expertise. The teaming agreement has been formed in response to the UK defense ministry’s […]

  • 13 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Cammell Laird has completed its first centre blocks for a second aircraft carrier set to become the centrepiece of Britain’s military capability. The Birkenhead marine and engineering services company has fabricated and outfitted two blocks for the new PRINCE OF WALES aircraft carrier, which are being transported by sea to the Rosyth shipyard in Scotland. […]

  • 22 February 2018
    Industry news, Vessels

    UK shipbuilder Cammell Laird is working hard to secure the bid to build a new class of Royal Navy frigates, the Type 31e. The company is teamed with BAE Systems on the project and is already working to establish a supplier base for the construction. During a “supplier conference”, organized together with BAE Systems and Society […]

  • 7 March 2011

      CROWDS of well-wishers flocked to Liverpool’s cruise liner terminal to get a last glimpse inside Cammell Laird warship HMS Campbeltown… (liverpooldailypost) [mappress] Source: liverpooldailypost,March 7, 2011;    

  • 7 August 2018
    Industry news, Vessels

    The Leander frigate design was offered for the Royal Navy’s Type 31 frigates

  • 7 May 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Fort Victoria has completed a year-long, £44 million refit, which will enable her to remain in service until 2025. The phase two of upgrades on the ship were completed by Birkenhead-based Cammell Laird. The latest upkeep work followed the first refit phase carried out by Cammell Laird in 2014. It was completed […]

  • 4 September 2014

    An overtime ban and other action short of a strike will begin on 11th September and if meaningful talks are not restarted there will be 24 hour strike on 22nd September says GMB.   560 workers at Cammell Laird shipyard in Birkenhead have voted overwhelmingly for strike action and action short of a strike in […]

  • 5 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    RFA Tidespring, the first of Royal Navy’s four 39,000 tonne Tide-class tankers, has moored at Cammell Laird in Birkenhead to start its inaugural docking period. This is the ship’s first overhaul since it entered service in November 2017 after arriving from South Korea in April. Its arrival to Birkenhead marks the start of two Through Life […]

  • 22 March 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The UK defense ministry has awarded a £160 million (approx. $226.5m) contract to a BAE Systems-led team to resolve the power and propulsion system issues experienced by Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyers. The Power Improvement Project (PIP) will improve the resilience of the Type 45 class by installing additional power generation sources in each ship, the […]

  • 28 February 2014
    Industry news

    The Royal Navy’s Fleet Auxiliary ship Fort Victoria on her way to Birkenhead shipyard, located in Liverpool, UK. The ship will undergo a makeover worth up to £47 million.   RFA Fort Victoria is a Fort Class combined fleet stores ship and tanker tasked with providing ammunition, fuel, food and other supplies to Royal Navy […]

  • 11 June 2018

    BAE Systems has recently contracted GE’s Marine Solutions to deliver a number of marine electrical solutions to support the upgrade of Royal Navy Type 45 destroyers as part of the UK defense ministry’s Power Improvement Project (PIP). The PIP will see BAE Systems and its partners replace the existing two diesel generators with larger units, fitting […]

  • 7 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The final sections of the second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier produced by Cammell Laird arrived at Babcock Rosyth Facilities in Fife on Thursday, September 3, following their voyage from Birkenhead. Centre Block 4 is the longest of the upper sections of hull of HMS PRINCE OF WALES, the second of two new aircraft carriers […]

  • 28 May 2013
    Training & Education

    This weekend has seen crowds of visitors pack the city of Liverpool to commemorate the seventieth anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic. Tens of thousands of people have enjoyed the first full day of Battle of the Atlantic 70th anniversary events in Liverpool. There were battles on the Mersey River, flypasts, field gun displays […]

  • 28 May 2013
    Industry news, Training & Education

    Birkenhead-built destroyer HMS Edinburgh has proudly sailed down the Mersey for the very last time, closing a chapter in history. HMS Edinburgh sailed out of the Cammell Laird Yard and joined a procession of ships departing Liverpool at the end of the highly successful Battle of the Atlantic 70th anniversary weekend staged on the River […]

  • 25 July 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    The UK defense ministry’s project of acquiring “low-cost” Type 31 frigates has been brought to a halt due to what the Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) office described as a lack of “compliant bids”. The process is now being streamlined, according to a IHS Jane’s report, and will be restarted in hopes of attracting more […]

  • 21 March 2014
    Industry news

    A Birkenhead company is undertaking a refit worth over £47m for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s (RFA) biggest ship.   More than 200 highly skilled engineers from Cammell Laird will refurbish RFA Fort Victoria at their Birkenhead yard. Work will include a complete overhaul of the engine, main propulsion and steering systems and replacement of six […]

  • 6 March 2012
    Training & Education

      The Liverpool Daily Post reported yesterday that the Royal Navy’s warship HMS Liverpool departed from the Liverpool Cruise Terminal. Danielle Thomas’ rich soprano voice filled the air with You’ll Never Walk Alone and Land of Hope and Glory from the landing stage. Five gun salutes were given as she passed the Pier Head again […]

  • 8 October 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    The UK defense ministry announced it has awarded over £1 billion worth of contracts for the maintenance of Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships and the Royal Navy’s survey and hydrographic fleet over the next ten years. The deal covers 17 ships and will improve how spares, repairs and maintenance work are carried out. “This £1bn deal secures […]

  • 15 March 2013
    Training & Education

    The last of the Royal Navy’s Type 42 destroyers HMS Edinburgh has sailed into New York on her final international journey before being decommissioned from the Service. With the Statue of Liberty providing the backdrop, the company of HMS Edinburgh lined the decks as she gracefully manoeuvred through New York harbour to her temporary home […]

  • 3 December 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The UK defense minister has announced the five contenders shortlisted to compete for the contract to build Fleet Solid Support ships for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. As outlined by Stuart Andrew, a British consortium of Babcock, BAE Systems, Cammell Laird and Rolls-Royce will be pitted against Italy’s Fincantieri, Spain’s Navantia, the Japan Marine United Corporation, and South […]

  • 16 August 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    After halting a competition for the construction of five Type 31 frigates late July, the UK defense ministry has now relaunched the process. The program was halted on July 24 due to what the defense ministry identified as inadequate competition prior to awarding competitive design phase (CDP) contracts. On August 14, the UK MOD issued […]

  • 17 May 2013
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy – in association with Liverpool City Council and its partners in the wider Merchant Navy community – reveals the full complement of ships that will arrive in Liverpool in support of the Battle of Atlantic 70th commemorations over the May Bank Holiday weekend. Information on which of the vessels among the 21-strong […]

  • 3 December 2012
    Industry news

    Around 800 jobs in the UK maritime sector have been safeguarded after the MOD extended five maintenance contracts worth a total of £349m. The contracts cover the long-term maintenance of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Flotilla of naval support ships. They have been awarded to five British companies and will secure a further five years […]

  • 12 February 2014
    Industry news

    Britain’s Queen Elizabeth will launch the Royal Navy’s USD 5.1 billion (£3.1billion) aircraft carrier, named after her, during her visit to Scotland in summer this year, the Daily Record reported.   HMS Queen Elizabeth, the largest ship ever built for the Navy, will be launched in Fife-based dockyard, Rosyth in July. She will be the […]