Scottish Enterprise is assisting BAE Systems Surface Ships to
bring a derelict and neglected part of their Govan/Scotstoun
facility in Glasgow into more productive operational use.
Scottish Enterprise's contribution of £1.995m towards a £10m
investment in the Govan shipyard aims to improve competitiveness
and position to business for the future.
The works include the creation of a new East Quay to an area of
around 1,150m2. The works also include the
creation of a new Transfer Quay area and the development of a
new external hard-standing.
The SE funding is additional to the investment of around £8m the
company requires to make in its facilities to fulfil the Future
Aircraft Carrier (CVF) order.
BAE Systems Surface Ships is a leader in the design,
manufacture, integration and support of naval ships, delivering
complex engineering, integration and through-life support across
the lifecycle of a vessel. BVT Surface Fleet (BVT) was established
in early 2008, and renamed as BAE Systems Surface Ships in 2009.
It brings together the surface warship building and
through-life support operations of BAE Systems and VT Group,
including their joint venture, Fleet Support Limited. The company
is a world-class industrial partner for the UK Ministry of
Defence (MoD) and a leader in the global export market for warships
and innovative naval surface ship support.
With operations in Glasgow, Portsmouth and Filton near Bristol,
it employs over 7,000 people and has the facilities, skills and
partnerships to set the global standard in excellence as a trusted
and innovative through-life surface warship partner in both the UK
and export markets.