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Harland & Wolff boss touts UK credentials of support ship win

25th November 2022 - 13:00 GMT | by Harry Lye in London

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A rendering of Team Resolute's Fleet Solid Support Ship design under the iconic yellow cranes of Harland & Wolff in Belfast. (Photo: BMT)

Harland & Wolff hopes investment in its yards and partnership with Navantia can help deliver three new ships for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary on time.

The UK MoD has been criticised by MPs and trade union leaders for selecting Team Resolute – comprising Navantia, Harland & Wolff, and BMT – to build three new Fleet Solid Support (FSS) ships for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA).

However, in an interview with Shephard, Harland & Wolff CEO John Wood touted the UK credentials of the trio's bid, including a minimum 60% UK content and £77 million ($91 million) worth of investment into its Belfast and Appledore shipyards.

The contract was a significant win for the Belfast-based shipbuilder and repair yard, which was acquired by Infrastrata less

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Harry Lye is Senior Naval Reporter at Shephard Media.

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