Roll-on roll-off ferries may be built in UK

Hopes were raised that the roll-on roll-off ferries required by the Ministry of Defence will be built in UK shipyards after at least two of the four consortia bidding for the £1bn contract submitted revised bids. Both the shipping group Maersk and the Sealion consortium, which includes BAE Systems, recently submitted revised bids, and said […]

Hopes were raised that the roll-on roll-off ferries required by the Ministry of Defence will be built in UK shipyards after at least two of the four consortia bidding for the £1bn contract submitted revised bids. Both the shipping group Maersk and the Sealion consortium, which includes BAE Systems, recently submitted revised bids, and said they would build four of the six ships in UK yards. Maersk said if it was successful in its bid for the 20-year contract, it would build the ships at Cammell Laird on Merseyside and Tyneside. BAE Systems said its Govan shipyard would have to close if it failed to win the order.