The contract for modification works on the MV Utne has been awarded.
Congratulations to National Maritime SME Working Group Champions Dales Marine Services Ltd who have won the contract, worth around £1 million, following a competitive tender process and the work is now underway.
The works are expected to be completed by early 2022, with CalMac Ferries Limited crew then undergoing on board training and familiarisation.
The MV Utne has been earmarked for the Oban-Craignure route, and communities in Skye and the Western Isles will also benefit as a result of the cascade of vessels elsewhere on the network.
Engagement work will take place with key stakeholders to develop detailed deployment, cascade and related timetables for the 2022 summer season.