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  • 3 March 2014
    Business & Finance

    Cairn announced that Sir Bill Gammell will retire as non-executive Chairman of the Company with effect from the conclusion of the Company’s AGM on 15 May 2014. As part of the Company’s long term succession planning he will be succeeded by Ian Tyler, who is currently a non-executive director of the Company. “The Board, led […]

  • 4 January 2011
    Business & Finance

    Cairn has secured two state of the art dynamically positioned drilling vessels for its 2011 dual rig exploration programme offshore Greenland. The “Leiv Eiriksson”, a fifth generation semi-submersible drilling rig and the “Ocean Rig Corcovado”, a sixth generation drillship, have been contracted to operate in the 2011 drilling season on Cairn’s offshore Greenland exploration programme. […]

  • 16 June 2011
    Business & Finance

      Cairn announces a number of changes to the composition of its board of Directors all of which will be effective from 1 July 2011. The Non-Executive Chairman, Norman Murray, will stand down from the board, as will Malcolm Thoms, Chief Operating Officer and Philip Tracy, Group Engineering and Operations Director. Sir Bill Gammell will […]

  • 28 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Cairn announced the appointment of Ian Tyler as an independent non-executive director of the Company with immediate effect. Mr Tyler will also be appointed as a member of the Company’s audit and remuneration committees. Mr Tyler is currently non-executive chairman of Al Noor Hospitals Group plc, a non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee […]

  • 21 September 2010

    The following operational update concerns Cairn’s exploration drilling campaign offshore Greenland. Alpha-1S1 The multiple-objective Alpha-1S1 well has reached an intermediate depth of 4,358 metres (m) in volcanic sections. Following the conducting of extensive logging operations the well is now being deepened. The well has encountered gas shows in silty and volcanic sections over several hundreds […]

  • 4 July 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Following completion of the Town of Duck Beach nourishment project, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company moved all operations to the towns of Kill Devil Hills and Kitty Hawk. The three dredges that were working in Duck, the Dodge, Liberty and Padre Island are now dredging/nourishing beaches in Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills. Last week, the […]

  • 23 February 2010

    A British rig has begun drilling for oil in the territorial waters of the Falkland Islands, despite strong opposition from Argentina. The platform has been towed to a point 100km (62 miles) north of the UK territory in the South Atlantic. Argentina claims sovereignty over what it calls the Islas Malvinas and has imposed shipping […]

  • 6 June 2017

    Cammell Laird shipyard has reached the nine-month milestone in its project to build the UK’s new polar research ship, the RRS Sir David Attenborough. The ship has been commissioned by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), and it will be operated by British Antarctic Survey (BAS). Cammell Laird CEO John Syvret CBE said that since […]

  • 24 January 2012

    The global LNG market will remain tight until at least 2014, Reuters reported citing Macquarie’s analyst Jason Gammel. “The removal of nuclear generation from the Japanese electricity grid has completely changed their demand for natural gas, and it’s made the LNG market extremely tight until at least 2014,” said Gammel. Gammel also said that a […]

  • 1 August 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    FarSounder’s longest range sonar system FarSounder-1000 is slated to be the latest addition of the equipment incorporated into the British Antarctic Survey’s new Polar Research Vessel, the RRS Sir David Attenborough. Cammell Laird is currently constructing this more than $180 million polar research ship owned by Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) at the Cammell Laird […]

  • 5 July 2011

    Following the recent report of a technical fault on the forward ramp system onboard MV FINLAGGAN, the vessel sailed to ship repairers Cammell Laird in Birkenhead on Tuesday (21 June), where a full assessment of the fault was completed. The assessment concluded that the problem was caused by contaminated oil in the hydraulic system, which […]

  • 6 January 2017

    Birkenhead-based shipyard and engineering services company Cammell Laird is to ramp up its operations in the energy sector with the appointment of a new managing director. Jonathan Brown has joined the energy division of Cammell Laird from Rolls Royce where he led its nuclear new build and projects group. Brown has previously worked for BNFL, Serco and […]

  • 6 January 2017

    Birkenhead-based shipyard and engineering services company Cammell Laird is to ramp up its operations in the energy sector with the appointment of a new managing director. Jonathan Brown has joined the energy division of Cammell Laird from Rolls Royce where he led its nuclear new build and projects group. Brown has previously worked for BNFL, Serco and […]

  • 19 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Birkenhead based shipyard and engineering firm Cammell Laird has hosted a formal naming ceremony for the first complete ships constructed by the company in 20 years for Scottish ferry operator Western Ferries. The ceremony marked the completion of a multi-million pound contract which has seen Cammell Laird build two new car ferries for Western Ferries […]

  • 18 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Merseyside shipyard and engineering firm Cammell Laird has formally started the second five year cycle of its biggest single contract. Work began in June 2013 on the second period of Cammell Laird’s through-life support cluster contract to maintain nine of the 13 ships in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) flotilla. The cluster contract was first […]

  • 16 July 2018

    UK’s new polar research ship, the RRS Sir David Attenborough, was launched on Saturday at the Cammell Laird’s shipyard. The 129-metre long, 10,000 tonne hull of the RRS Sir David Attenborough was launched into the River Mersey for the first time. Once in the river, tugs towed hull number 1390 to Cammell Laird’s wet basin for the next […]

  • 23 February 2012
    Authorities & Government

    O’Malley’s bill to support the offshore wind energy development in Maryland is scheduled today for House lawmakers. Governor introduced the bill last year which was killed by the lawmakers over concerns about costs. The current bill does not require mandatory contracts, as the one before, but it establishes requirements for the offshore wind power production. […]

  • 28 February 2014

    Cammell Laird shipyard has begun a £47m (approx $78.4 million) refit of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Fort Victoria. The massive refit will be the biggest ever undertaken by the yard since it began its 25 year through life support ‘cluster’ contract to maintain nine of the 13 ships in the RFA flotilla in 2008 (see […]

  • 13 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    British shipyard and marine engineering services company Cammell Laird has reported that the number of ferry dockings in the first four months of 2015 almost matched the number of ferries the shipyard docked throughout the entire 2014.  Cammell Laird has seen 15 ferries docked at its Birkenhead 120 acre site, including four drydocks, in 2015. A further three ferries […]

  • 21 May 2012

    Gordon Ross, Managing Director of Western Ferries, recently announced that Western Ferries have appointed resurgent Merseyside shipyard and engineering firm Cammell Laird as its preferred bidder in a multi million pound contract to build two new vessels for the Gourock to Dunoon route. Mr Ross said it is hoped that construction will begin in June […]

  • 4 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The United States Congress last week passed the Fiscal Year 2016 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill. The bill, which passed 240 to 177, would provide $35.4 billion in FY16 spending – $29 billion for the Department of Energy and $5.6 billion for the Army Corps of Engineers. “The Energy and Waters […]

  • 4 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    Cammell Laird unveiling ambitious plans for a new specially designed RoPax.