Cammell Laird project director Tony Graham was invited to address those attending the Society and the Sea conference held at the University of Greenwich. Mr Graham leads Cammell Laird’s campaign to build five Type 31e warships for the UK Royal Navy worth an estimated £1.25billion. The conference, with the strapline Investinblue – the Values of the Ocean and Coasts for Sustainable Development, was hosted by National Maritime and the Greenwich Maritime Centre. The conference was sponsored by Lankelma. The announcement of the 10 year RFA support contract forms part of a wider £1bn deal that will secure hundreds of jobs at shipyards right across the country, which was announced by the UK Defence Minister Stuart Andrew. The deal covers 17 ships and will improve how spares, repairs and maintenance work are carried out.