- GLEN SANNOX has returned to Port Glasgow from a brief but essential stay at dry dock in Greenock.
- The vessel – one of two dual-fuel ferries being built at Ferguson Marine (Port Glasgow) – has spent three weeks at Dales Marine for essential works on its propulsion systems, seals and bow doors. She was also given a fresh coat of paint. The dry dock period is a normal and scheduled part of the build programme.
- Delivery is between March and May 2023.
- Sister vessel, Hull 802 is expected to be delivered between October and December 2023.
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.
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 Bosses Welcome an Investigation into The Future of Shipyard – And Insist That Business Is Booming
Ferguson’s bosses have welcomed an investigation into a delayed £97m ferry contract and the future of yard – and insist that business is booming.
Company chief executive Gerry Marshall has broken his silence after a senior Scottish Government minister confirmed a further setback in the delivery of the two new CalMac vessels which are under construction at the Newark site.
GLEN SANNOX is now 14 months late. Hull 802 is around 20 months behind schedule.
Ferguson’s and CMAL are in dispute over the extent of changes made to the design of the ships.
Watch the moment the GLEN SANNOX was launched from the slipway at Ferguson Marine in Port Glasgow. She will serve CalMac’s Ardrossan – Arran ferry route. She is going to be the first LNG ferry in the UK to run on liquefied gas and was launched by Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on November 21.
The ferry is designed to carry 127 cars or 16 HGVs or a combination of both and up to 1,000 passengers. The vessel is due to be delivered in Winter 2018/2019.
Photo © Stòras Mara Cailleanach Earranta (CMAL)