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Friday, September 12, 2014

GMB Welcome New Ferguson Marine Engineering Ltd In Port Glasgow

This is great news for the workforce and for the community of Port Glasgow and Greenock says GMB

GMB Scotland commented on the formal acquisition by Jim McColl of the Ferguson Shipbuilders in Port Glasgow and the announcement that the company will be renamed Ferguson Marine Engineering Ltd and will service the oil and gas, marine and renewables sectors. 

Last month the Ferguson Shipbuilders called in receivers putting 80 jobs at risk.

Jim Moohan, GMB Scotland Senior Organiser and Chair of the Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions (CSEU), said  “ We are delighted that the facility in Port Glasgow has been secured. 

This is the last remaining commercial shipbuilding yard in Scotland now under the ownership of Jim McColl

We are confident that the new owner will not only look at the shipbuilding activities which can be successfully produced at the yard, but will also diversify into other products which will ensure job security and in turn develop a larger workforce.

This is great news for the workforce and for the community of Port Glasgow and Greenock.”

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Contact: Jim Moohan - (m) 07885 868405 or Harry Donaldson – (m) 07885 456726 or 0141 332 8641.  GMB Press Office 07921 289 880 

 

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