Scottish Newbuilding GLEN SANNOX in Dry Dock on Major Step to Completion

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GLEN SANNOX, the first of two dual fuel vessels being built at Ferguson Marine (Port Glasgow) Ltd, has been moved to dry dock in Greenock to undergo a planned schedule of remedial work.  The dry dock period is a major step in Ferguson’s revised programme to complete the two public sector vessels.

The ferry requires a remediation package of work, including replacement of the bulbous bow, paint repair, removal of marine growth from the vessel hull, and other work.

The repairs and rework were identified during the review of the condition of the two dual fuel vessels, conducted after the shipyard went into administration in August 2019, and are included in the programme review board report published in December 2019.

GLEN SANNOX is scheduled to return to the Ferguson shipyard at the end of August.

The shipyard is wholly owned by Scottish Ministers.  It was taken into public ownership in December 2019.

Ferguson’s Shipyard Has Taken On ‘Dozens’ of Employees since Government Took Control

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Ferguson’s shipyard has taken on ‘dozens’ of new employees since the Scottish Government took control — with ministers now preparing a masterplan for its long term future.

The workforce has been scaled up to around the 400 mark from a previous level of 350 as bosses look to secure a ‘pipeline’ of constant work, likely to include rebuilding Caledonian MacBrayne’s ageing ferry fleet.