Cammell Laird plans to extend work across all of its sectors

Merseyside shipyard and engineering company Cammell Laird has reaffirmed its ‘driving ambition’ to grow across all of its sectors — marine, renewables and civil nuclear — in the second half of 2012, following a strong first six months of trading.

The company, based in Birkenhead, undertook more than 180 marine contracts for commercial clients and the Ministry of Defence between January and June 2012. The work mainly involved dry docking, repairs and maintenance on vessels such as ferries, tugs, offshore support ships and tankers.

The second half of 2012 will see the business continue to perform with a steady flow of marine and engineering work. This includes undertaking a ship conversion for the Orkney Islands Council ferry, MV Hoy Head, and a project to build two new vessels for Western Ferries.

Cammell Laird chief executive John Syvret said that the prime objective for 2012 and beyond is to grow the company’s work in the offshore renewables and civil nuclear sectors.