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The Belfast shipyard of the Harland & Wolff Group which has other asset facilities located in Scotland and England, has reported revenues of £15.4m.
According to InsiderMedia, the Harland & Wolff Group has reported a three-and-a-half-fold increase in interim revenue and hailed the significant momentum within the shipyard business. In the six months to 30 June, the strategic energy infrastructure, fabrication, shipbuilding and vessel…
Newbuild Arklow Crest, the final 'C' class general cargoship which was launched at a Dutch shipyard
The launch of Arklow Crest has culminated in the final newbuild of a ten-ship series for Irish shipowners, when the short sea trader took to the waters at a Dutch shipyard last Friday, writes Jehan Ashmore. With a newbuild number…
Newbuilds: Yet more delays to two CalMac ferries that could see them completed up to another three months late and cost three times over budget have been revealed by builder Ferguson Marine.
Shipyard chief executive David Tydeman told MSPs in a letter on Wednesday that the two ferries, which are five years late, would cost up to £209.6 million to complete compared to the previous estimate of up to £122m. According to…
File photo of first newbuild MV Glen Sannox, one of a pair of dual-fuel ferries originally due to be completed in 2018 but have been delayed with delivery to CalMac expected during 2023.
A pair of delayed ferries at the centre of a Scottish Government shipyard row are still on track to be delivered during 2023. Business Minister Ivan McKee confirmed the MV Glen Sannox and the as-yet-unnamed Hull 802 still have a…
Newbuild technical problems including issues with 125 miles of cables among threats to a project are at the centre of a Scottish shipyard fiasco to deliver a pair of duel-fuel ferries for Clyde and Hebrides network
A Clydeside shipyard has new technical problems including issues with 125 miles of cables are posing a further threat to a project to deliver one of the vessels at the centre of Scotland's ferry fiasco. New nationalised Ferguson Marine analysis reveals that…
The parent company of shipbuilder of Harland&Wolff plc bought the Appledore shipyard, north Devon in August 2020 in a £7m deal.
Shipbuilder group Harland and Wolff has reported a widened pre-tax loss of £25.5m as expenses swelled during its Covid-19 recovery. The maritime engineering company is known for the famous Belfast shipyard where the Titanic was built, and its parent company…
Shipyard delays as MV Glen Sannox is due to enter the Arran service between March and May 2023. The ferry for CalMac is one of two newbuilds that was due to be completed by 2018.
The delayed CalMac ferry MV Glen Sannox returned to Ferguson Marine Port Glasgow (FMPG) shipyard on Tuesday, following a two week stint at a dry dock in Greenock where it was undergoing work. The vessel – one of two dual-fuel…
Harland & Wolff's Appledore Shipyard Secures ‘Watershed’ Defence Contract Harland & Wolff's Appledore Shipyard Secures ‘Watershed’ Defence ContractHarland & Wolff's Appledore shipyard has been awarded a £55m contract to regenerate a former Royal Navy mine-hunting vessel, with the "watershed" agreement set…
Boss of CMAL Kevin Hobbs said 'catastrophic failure' saw money 'effectively wasted' on mistakes on (CalMac) ferry pair been built at a Scottish shipyard. CMAL (Afloat adds) owns the ferries, ports, harbours and infrastructure for the ferry services serving the west coast of Scotland, the Firth of Clyde and the Northern Isles.
From the outset mistakes made in the construction of two ferries delayed by over five years saw money “effectively wasted” on rebuilding units, the chief executive officer of Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) said. Kevin Hobbs claimed that the issues…
Newbuild Manxman was floated out of drydock at around 08.30am (Korean time) on 14th June and taken by tugs to an outfitting berth where internal works will continue including electrical works, commissioning of machinery and equipment and interior outfitting.  This main Isle of Man ferry is due for delivery in 2023.
The new Isle of Man Steam Packet Company's ferry has reached the completion phase of dry-building at an Asian shipyard with the company celebrating this key event of the Manxman's construction process.   Despite the extreme challenges posed by the global COVID-19…
Ship Splash as C class coaster Arklow Cove took to the water with a launch at the weekend. The newbuild will join fleetmates that trade in cargoes among them grain.
At the weekend Arklow Cove was launched from a Dutch shipyard that now brings to the ninth newbuild of 10 'C' class coasters on order by the Co. Wickow shipowner, writes Jehan Ashmore. The sideways launch of Arklow Cove at…
Plans for Bristol's Albion Dockyard, where a new world-class maritime education attraction and working shipyard is to based next to the SS Great Britain.  The centrepiece will recreate PS Great Western, built in Bristol by Brunel – the world’s first transatlantic ocean liner.
The Bristol based SS Great Britain which is run by a trust has announced a £20m plan to build another replica of a Brunel vessel. As BBC News reports the project will see regeneration of Bristol's historic Albion Dockyard, complete…
Harland & Wolff have acquired the former Royal Navy 'Hunt' class mine hunter, HMS Atherstone which H&W believe will significantly de-risk the M55 regeneration programme
Harland & Wolff shipyard has acquired the former UK Royal Navy HMS Atherstone from the Ministry of Defence (MOD). HMS Atherstone was launched in 1986 as the Hunt-class Mine Counter-Measures Vessel (MCMV), that is no longer in service. The acquisition…
Harland & Wolff awarded an initial contract worth approximately £8.5m with Cory for 11 barges to transport London’s recyclable and non-recyclable waste on the River Thames. Afloat adds that Cory receives around 750,000 tonnes of non-recyclable black bag waste a year, enough to fill St Paul’s Cathedral 12 times! which goes to Cory's four riverside waste transfer stations.
Shipyard group Harland & Wolff has been awarded an initial contract worth approximately £8.5m with Cory for the fabrication of eleven barges to transport London’s recyclable and non-recyclable waste on the River Thames. Fabrication will take place at Harland &…
The new owner of Belfast’s Harland & Wolff shipyard has said its business is improving after announcing a pre-tax loss of £25.5m for its latest reporting period. Above AFLOAT adds in recent weeks was the double dry-docking of Northern Lighthouse Board's NLV Pharos seen sharing the Belfast Dry-Dock with Stena Horizon, a ropax that serves Stena's Rosslare-Cherbourg route.
The shipyard owner of Belfast's Harland & Wolff has said its business is improving after announcing a pre-tax loss of £25.5 million for its latest reporting period. Infrastrata PLC, which bought the company out of administration in late 2019, officially…
Bosses at a Scottish shipyard fear the £250m pair of ferries won't see (CalMac) service amidst spiralling series of serious faults.
A catalogue of spiralling faults with two vessels is at the centre of Scotland’s ferry fiasco under the stewardship of minister-controlled Ferguson Marine has prompted serious shipyard concerns over whether they will ever see service. A damning March internal analysis…

Shipyards

Afloat will be focusing on news and developments of shipyards with newbuilds taking shape on either slipways and building halls.

The common practice of shipbuilding using modular construction, requires several yards make specific block sections that are towed to a single designated yard and joined together to complete the ship before been launched or floated out.

In addition, outfitting quays is where internal work on electrical and passenger facilities is installed (or upgraded if the ship is already in service). This work may involve newbuilds towed to another specialist yard, before the newbuild is completed as a new ship or of the same class, designed from the shipyard 'in-house' or from a naval architect consultancy. Shipyards also carry out repair and maintenance, overhaul, refit, survey, and conversion, for example, the addition or removal of cabins within a superstructure. All this requires ships to enter graving /dry-docks or floating drydocks, to enable access to the entire vessel out of the water.

Asides from shipbuilding, marine engineering projects such as offshore installations take place and others have diversified in the construction of offshore renewable projects, from wind-turbines and related tower structures. When ships are decommissioned and need to be disposed of, some yards have recycling facilities to segregate materials, though other vessels are run ashore, i.e. 'beached' and broken up there on site. The scrapped metal can be sold and made into other items.

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