New Mersey ferry to be built by Cammell Laird

By 15 December 20232023 Newsletter week 50
December 15, 2023

Cammell Laird, part of the APCL group, signed a deal with the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority to construct the first new Mersey ferry in 60 years.

The Birkenhead facility will design and build the state-of-the-art vessel on-site, featuring green technology such as an Azi-pull propeller system for reduced fuel usage and a diesel-electric hybrid-ready propulsion system.

Scheduled for completion by the end of 2025, the project signifies a major vote of confidence in Cammell Laird and follows a process initiated in 2016.

David McGinley, Chief Executive of Cammell Laird, with Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram and Katherine Fairclough, CEO of Liverpool Region Combined Authority.