The Government United Kingdom has launched a refreshed National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSbS) to revitalize the UK’s world-renowned shipbuilding industry. More than £4 billion of government-wide investment has been earmarked for the shipbuilding sector across next 3 years. More than 150 new commercial and naval vessels to be delivered through strategy across the next 30 years.
The Birkenhead shipyard Cammell Laird said it saw off competition from Europe and beyond including Korea and Singapore to be selected as the preferred bidder to build a new vessel for the UK-funded Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). The contract was signed last week and it is expected that full production will start in June next year, and on completion the vessel will be operated by NERC’s British Antarctic Survey (BAS).