Seven New Ferries For Scotland

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Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd, in partnership with Transport Scotland and CalMac, is commencing a major programme to replace up to seven small ‘loch class’ vessels serving the Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services network.

The programme timeline has not been finalised, but it is expected the procurement process for the replacement vessels will begin within the next 12 months.

The vessels to be potentially replaced include LOCH STRIVEN, LOCH RIDDON, LOCH RANZA, LOCH DUNVEGAN, LOCH FYNE, LOCH TARBERT and LOCH LINNHE.

Calmac Ferry Contract Woes: ‘Getting Rid Of These Vessels Would Be A Godsend’

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Ferguson Marine Engineering Ltd (FMEL) last month launched legal action against Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) in a row over a £97 million contract to build two new dual-fuel ferries for the Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Service.
Both ships look set to be months behind schedule.

Central to the dispute is the cost of building the two new ferries.
FMEL claims that the operator has demanded hundreds of design changes.
CMAL insists the work is covered by the original contract.