19th October 2017
Farrans is delighted to have been involved in the official ground-breaking ceremony at BAE Systemsí Govan shipyard where manufacture of the first Type 26 Global Combat Ship is underway.
The event saw the Farrans site team join the BAE Systems team to mark the first milestone on the major marine works that will support the construction, systems integration, test and commissioning of the Type 26 frigates.
The £22.5m contract, awarded to Farrans in July of this year, will see the upgrading modification of ship building facilities at BAE Systems’ Govan and Scotstoun sites on the banks of the River Clyde.
The scope of works will include the construction of a new 300t flap gate and [the installation of a new / modifications to an existing] deep water berth at Scotstoun, as well as mechanical and electrical minor demolition, sheet piling and dredging works.
Having completed many projects in the Glasgow area, it is a particularly welcome return to the city this time, with 2017 marking Farrans’ 70th year of operation in Scotland.
Contracts Manager on the project, Neil McDonald, said the site team is now looking forward to the challenge.
“We are delighted to be working with BAE Systems and to have taken this first, important step in realising major improvements for the Type 26 manufacturing.”
“The team on this project will bring a wealth of experience and enthusiasm,” he said.
“There are exciting months ahead as this project is steered forward”.