FMEL announces further delay to Calmac vessels

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Ferguson Marine has announced a further delay to the two vessels under construction for CMAL/Calmac.

The first vessel GLEN SANNOX (Hull 801) will now be delivered between Autumn 2023 and the end of 2023.  The second vessel (Hull 802) will be delivered between autumn 2024 and the end of 2024.

The vessels, now over 5 years late, were most recently due in May 2023 and March 2024.

The further delays are attributed to a variety of issues connected to the difficult construction history of the ships.

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Bulbous Bow Installed on Hull 802, Marking further Progress at Scottish Shipyard

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Ferguson Marine (Port Glasgow) has completed another significant milestone in the dual fuel ferry project with the installation of the bulbous bow on Hull 802.


In recent weeks, three stern units have been lifted into place on Hull 802.  When finished, these units will house the steering gear and other equipment and will support the car deck and stern ramp.

Earlier this year, structural work on first vessel GLEN SANNOX was completed following the installation of a reworked funnel and newly constructed mast, as well as completion of the structure around the stern and inside the hull.

GLEN SANNOX is scheduled to be delivered between July 2022 and September 2022.

Hull 802 is scheduled to be delivered between April 2023 and July 2023.

Ferguson Shipyard Places Contracts Worth £15 million

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Ferguson Marine (Port Glasgow) Ltd. has placed three contracts worth over £15 million with Scottish companies to continue progress with the completion of two dual fuel vessels to operate on CalMac routes on the west coast of Scotland.

The three contracts are:

  • supply of electrical and control equipment by Wartsila’s Scottish subsidiary, Wartsila Ships Electronics Services
  • outfit of the passenger areas of the vessels by Greenock-based Blu Marine
  • manufacture of pipework by Babcock, Dales Marine and McEvoy Engineering


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GLEN SANNOX Remedial Work at Drydock Complete

GLEN SANNOX, the first of two dual fuel vessels being built at Ferguson Marine (Port Glasgow) Ltd, has returned to the water following the completion of a key phase of dry dock work in Greenock.

Throughout the three-week stint a package of remedial work was carried out which included the replacement of the bulbous bow, paint repair, removal of marine growth from the vessel hull and external welding.

The overall project to turn Ferguson around and deliver the ferries was in line with the plan when lockdown occurred and the cost of the project to deliver the ferries remains unchanged at £110.3m. Due to the yard being forced to close for three months and on restricted working for at least a further three months, GLEN SANNOX is now due for delivery between April 2022 and June 2022.

Delayed Scottish RoPax Ferries: What’s Next?

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Ferguson Marine (Port Glasgow) Limited, whose Clyde shipyard came under Scottish Government ownership last year, has awarded ICE Marine Design a contract to correct and complete the design of its Hull No 801, the dual-fuel RoPax ferry GLEN SANNOX for Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd. (CMAL)

Following a detailed investigation of status of the partly-constructed vessel – including performing a laser scanning survey of technical spaces – ICE, in close cooperation with Ferguson’s new management team, carefully mapped out the design work and deliverables to be revised, updated and completed.

On 2 April 2020, CMAL has awarded a contract to KC LNG, Kosan Crisplant’s division under MAKEEN Energy, to design and install Scotland’s first LNG bunkering facilities at Uig and Ardrossan. When completed, the facilities will provide a source of LNG fuelling for the two dual fuel ferries, GLEN SANNOX and Hull 802.