Great to have worked with the team at Cory to help identify UK partners and shipyards that could best support their significant investment and commitment to the UK.
During 2021, National Maritime engaged with Cory regarding the building of barges and solid steel waste containers and were asked to facilitate introductions via our UK maritime network. Our purpose was to promote UK shipyard capabilities and help retain this work for UK yards.
Following an EOI by John Wood to our CEO and further meetings with Harland & Wolff, it is fantastic to see that they have been awarded an initial contract worth approximately £8.5 m for the fabrication of eleven barges. The barges will be used by Cory to transport London’s recyclable and non-recyclable waste on the River Thames.
Fabrication will take place at Harland & Wolff’s Belfast site, with first steel being cut within approximately eight weeks’ time. The programme schedule allows for four barges to be built in tandem, with the entire build programme ending around mid-2023. Fully fabricated barges will be sequentially delivered to Cory on the River Thames.
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