Head of Marketing & Communications thanks the fantastic team at Cammell Laird who kindly hosted the day and to SMI for organising it. Cammell Laird are exemplifying how the National Shipbuilding Strategy heralds an exciting time for the UK’s maritime industry.
Watch this time-lapse video of the building of RRS Sir David Attenborough thus far between Sept 2016-Sept 2017:
ALL VIDEO CREDIT TO CAMMELL LAIRD AND BRITISH ANTARCTIC SURVEY
Read more about these exciting developments in the LATEST OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE FROM CAMMELL LAIRD in extracts below and full details here:
About the new polar research ship for Britain
The RRS Sir David Attenborough will be one of the most advanced polar research vessels in the world. From 2019 onwards scientists researching oceans, ice and atmosphere will have access to state-of-the-art facilities on this floating multidisciplinary research platform. The new polar ship is commissioned by NERC, built by Cammell Laird to a Rolls Roycedesign and operated by British Antarctic Survey. This new research platform will transform how ship-borne science is conducted in the Polar Regions. The commissioning of the RRS Sir David Attenborough is part of a major Government polar infrastructure investment programme designed to keep Britain at the forefront of world-leading research in Antarctica and the Arctic. This £200m commitment represents the UK Government‘s largest investment in polar science since the 1980s.
More information is here: www.bas.ac.uk/attenborough
Cammell Laird is one of the most famous names in British industry with roots tracing back to the early 19th Century. The business is located on the River Mersey, in the Liverpool City Region, on the West Coast of England. It is in the centre of a marine cluster, with direct access to many support services. It has a 120 acre site with four dry docks, a non-tidal wet basin, large modular construction hall and extensive covered workshops. Cammell Laird specialises in military ship refit, commercial ship repair, upgrade and conversion and heavy fabrication and engineering. It deals with a wide variety of projects ranging from specialist offshore conversions and fabrication, commercial ship-repair through to the refit and upgrade of highly complex naval auxiliaries.
British Antarctic Survey (BAS), an institute of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), delivers and enables world-leading interdisciplinary research in the Polar Regions. Its skilled science and support staff based in Cambridge, Antarctica and the Arctic, work together to deliver research that uses the Polar Regions to advance our understanding of Earth as a sustainable planet. Through its extensive logistic capability and know-how BAS facilitates access for the British and international science community to the UK polar research operation. Numerous national and international collaborations, combined with an excellent infrastructure help sustain a world leading position for the UK in Antarctic affairs. For more information visit www.bas.ac.uk @basnews