Harland & Wolff Group Holdings PLC has said that it has submitted a planning application to extend its fabrication halls in Belfast, as part of a recapitalisation plan for the Fleet Solid Support programme.
The Fleet Solid Support programme refers to a £1.6 billion contract awarded at the end of last year to Team Resolute.
The company has told investors that its planning application was part of the recapitalisation plan for the FSS programme.
The application is for a 4,997 square metre extension to the existing fabrication halls, facilitating the automated fabrication of panels of up to 16 square metres that will be used for the programme, in addition to later projects.
Harland & Wolff currently operates from fabrication halls in Belfast, and it is these halls that will incorporate the majority of the its upgrades. It said that as part of this plan, demolition works on certain existing structures in the yard will be undertaken before the end of the month to facilitate the construction of the new facilities.