Press Release, 1st September 2015
Ferry Contract ‘great news’ for Inverclyde
Commenting on the news that Ferguson’s shipyard has won a £97 million pounds ferry contract Greenock and Inverclyde Duncan McNeil said:
“This is great news for the Inverclyde economy, the local community and the workers at Ferguson’s shipyard. It provides further confirmation that we have the infrastructure and workforce to secure major manufacturing projects. When I met with CMAL earlier in the summer I was informed that Ferguson’s were working flat out to secure the contract. They deserve huge credit for all the work they’ve put in.”
“I hope we can keep the momentum going and build on this latest success. In July, Jim McColl announced that he had scouted Inchgreen drydock as a potential shipyard. I’m working alongside local MP Ronnie Cowan and the leader of Inverclyde Council Steven McCabe, to see what can be done to make this significant opportunity become a reality. We are currently seeking further meetings with Jim McColl and Peel Ports in order to move things forward”.