Dales Marine Services Ltd has announced a new 4-year contract with CalMac Ferries Limited for 19 vessels.
Dales Marine’s certified technicians will be undertaking vessel upgrades and afloat maintenance across the 19 CalMac vessels with the majority of the work being carried out at the Dales Marine Greenock dry dock facilities.
Greenock will provide a 24-hour service and berth space for the afloat maintenance and repair work.
The last eight months have seen significant improvements in Dale’s Greenock facilities by way of over a £1m investment in the yard.
To support the new contract, Dales Marine Services has pledged to expand its current apprenticeship programme, which to-date stands at 46 apprentices across the group, undertaking to employ a further four apprentices, for every year of the CalMac contract.