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Ferguson Marine are recruiting: Marine Design Engineer

Ferguson Marine has an excellent opportunity for a Marine Design Engineer to join our team. Reporting to the Senior Design Manager, you will be responsible for the design and engineering of ships piping and mechanical systems, machinery and installations.  You will align, collaborate, and provide expertise and technical information to Customers, Company Depts. and third parties (subcontractors, suppliers). Responsibilities will also include ensuring that deliverables comply with project requirements (specs, budget, time) and applicable law and regulations. A detailed description of key responsibilities can be provided on request. You will have an evidenced and recent background within the...  Read More



After an intense 18 months of redevelopment and investment, Ferguson Marine are delighted to have come away from the Greenock Chamber of Commerce 2016 Bees Knees Annual Business awards with two prestigious awards. EXCELLENCE IN SKILLS AND LEARNING Very little could make a more positive statement about our plans for building for the future, than to pick up the Bees Knees Award for Excellence and Skills in Learning. Receiving the award on behalf of the company was Group Head of HR, Kelly O’Rourke who was ably assisted by Engineering Apprentices Louise Larkin and Reece Williamson.  Pictured are Audrey Cumberford, Principal and Chief Executive of West College Scotland, who presented the Skills...  Read More


150 new apprentices at shipyard

Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited, which was saved from closure two years ago by Clyde Blowers Capital, is set to take on 150 new apprentices. The jobs boost marks the start of Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2016. The announcement was made by Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet Secretary for Fair Work and the 150 new apprentices will form part of the overall growth strategy of the Inverclyde-based company which is renowned for its shipbuilding and for delivering engineering services across a range of industry sectors.  Ms Cunningham said: “Employing modern apprentices is helping to create a dynamic and experienced workforce to help Scotland’s industries thrive. This announcement of...  Read More


First steel cut on new ferries

The Minister for Transport and Islands has marked the formal start of construction of two new 100-metre ferries for the Clyde and Hebrides network at Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited (FMEL) on the Clyde.  Derek Mackay started the computer-guided laser to cut the ceremonial first steel for the vessels, currently known as Hull 801 and Hull 802, and met some of the workforce who will help build them. The £97 million contract was signed in October 2015, securing around 150 existing jobs in the Port Glasgow and Inverclyde area. New jobs will also be created at the shipyard as a result of FMEL winning the contract, as part of the company’s overall growth strategy. FMEL will undertake the...  Read More


KPMG announces sale of Ferguson Shipbuilders Limited (in administration) and related insolvencies

Blair Nimmo and Tony Friar of KPMG LLP, who were appointed as Joint Administrators of Ferguson Shipbuilders Limited, Newark Joiners Limited and Ferguson-Ailsa Limited (“the Group”) on 14th August 2014, today (10th September 2014) announce the sale of the group’s business and its assets to Clyde Blowers Capital. Blair Nimmo, Joint Administrator and Head of Restructuring at KPMG in Scotland, said: “It is extremely pleasing to secure the sale of Ferguson Shipbuilders in such a short timeframe and to buyers who can see the potential in the business and its skilled workforce. “We would like to thank those employees, and all parties with an interest in Ferguson...  Read More


Third hybrid ferry launches on the Clyde

A cutting edge ferry, which is the third of three unique ‘hybrid’ vessels, was launched on the Clyde at Ferguson Marine Engineering Ltd’s (FMEL) shipyard in Port Glasgow.  The hybrid ferry, named MV CATRIONA, is one of only three sea-going passenger and vehicle roll-on, roll-off ferries in the world to incorporate a low-carbon hybrid system of traditional diesel power and electric lithium-ion battery power. The innovative vessel was launched by Mrs. Anna Østergaard, wife of Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) Chairman, Erik Østergaard.  MV CATRIONA is nearly 150ft long, accommodating 150 passengers, 23 cars or two HGVs and is owned by Caledonian Maritime Assets...  Read More

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