I can remember a while back, JW talking about a possible working museum, following in the footsteps of Titanic. Looking at the numbers, it’s not such a bad idea. Titanic museums footfall is 830,000 a year at £19 for an adult. Definitely one for the future .
As promised, the future for UK shipbuilding is looking much brighter. Not only will the National Shipbuilding strategy be refreshed and expanded to include the supply chain, but industry can expect involvement in the construction of 7 or 8 separate classes of ships and submarines in the next decade. The programme includes; 4 x Dreadnought SSBNs, 4 remaining Astute SSNs, 8 x Type 26 frigates, 5 x Type 31 frigates (and then Type 32 ) 1 x MROSS and up to 6 MRSS.
Overall shipbuilding investment will double over the life of this Parliament, rising to over £1.7bn a year. UK industry will also be involved in the construction of 4 fast attack craft for the Ukrainian navy.
Morning Loosegoose, I’m hoping UK government’s incentives, may be attractive to Triumph Marine, this is a cut and paste job from there own website. “In line with the UK Government's target of having at least 40GW of installed wind capacity, once constructed, the WDVs will also fulfil project developers' obligations to incorporate as much local content as possible within their projects in order to be eligible for and monetise the various Government-led incentives; particularly in the wind farm and marine sectors. The WDVs are expected to be fabricated with local content from a UK supply chain and will be principally utilised for projects in all nations within the United Kingdom”
Killik 9,839,787 12.09% Lombard 7,772,000 9.55% Crux 2,814,523 3.46% Octopus 2,531,655 3.11% Spread X 2,464,287 3.03% With all these 50,000 buys, I’m hoping for a holdings notification sometime this week
RE: HeraldScotland article - Deal commentary17 Feb 2021 17:58
My thoughts for what it's worth, I think we have a verbal contract from Saipem in the bag, which is about as much as Belfast and Appledore could handle. We also have a LOI from Triumph Subsea services, never has there been a greater need for these vessels than now. I feel that's the reason for latest acquisition, to spread the load. While I'm on, when will we be out of this closed period, as we'll continually be quoting for more contracts.