Company Directory / Cammell Laird Shiprepairers & Shipbuilders Limited

Business Description

"Cammell Laird specialises in world-leading Heavy Fabrication/Engineering projects in the commercial & military marine, and renewable energy sectors. of the most famous names in British industry. .....founded in 1828 and is based on the River Mersey in the Liverpool City Region on the west coast of Britain. ….founded by Scottish entrepreneurs William Laird and his son John.

It has built more than 1350 ships including many famous and innovative vessels. …played a key role in World War I and II both building and repairing vessels. During World War II … produced nearly 200 vessels both commercial and military …including HMS Rodney, HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Ark Royal.

The company’s Birkenhead site expands across 130 acres and includes four dry docks, a large modular construction hall and extensive covered workshops. It is also at the centre of a marine and engineering cluster with easy access to support services classification societies and port state authorities.

…. has continued to develop its capability in the marine sector, and is a world leader specialising in military ship refit, commercial ship repair, upgrade and conversion and shipbuilding.

… active in the industrial services and energy sector. It has become a hub of the off shore wind industry seeing major investment in its port side infrastructure and facilities.

… civil nuclear sector … to demonstrate how its modular construction facility can deliver optimised solutions for the planned new nuclear new power plants across the UK and Europe.

… services to the off shore oil and gas sector, the petrochemical industry and a wide range sectors requiring of engineering and heavy fabrication work.

core production workforce 1000 strong, supported by administration and project personnel + additional 200 plus skilled workers from the local labour force.

Wikipedia: “….receivership in April 2001, and the Birkenhead, Teesside and Tyneside shipyards owned by Cammell Laird shiprepair were acquired by the A&P SHIPREPAIR GROUP in 2001. A&P Group sold its Birkenhead subsidiary to NORTHWESTERN SHIPREPAIRERS & SHIPBUILDERS (NSS) in 2005. PEEL HOLDINGS, owners of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company and 50% owners of NSS, purchased the Cammell Laird shipyard site and surrounding land in January 2007, to facilitate the proposed Wirral Waters development. In 2008, NSS officially renamed itself Cammell Laird Shiprepairers & Shipbuilders Limited.”

Registered Address

Cammell Laird Shipyard
Campbeltown Road
CH41 9BP

Contact Details

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Key Data

2773 Marine Transportation
Company Number
Private Limited Company
Company Age
18 years
May 4, 2001
Nature of Business
30110 - Building of ships and floating structures
Year End
March 31
Accounts Due
December 31, 2019
Latest Accounts
March 31, 2018