British shipbuilder, and diverse engineering service provider, Cammell Laird has welcomed Sir Michael Fallon Secretary of State for Defence on a visit to the yard at the end of September 2017.

The company said during the visit it intends to design and build a world leading Type 31 Frigate that will meet the Royal Navy’s specification and budget and will market the platform globally and capitalise on major export opportunities to Britain’s international allies around the world.

Cammell Laird CEO John Syvret CBE said it is ‘ready, willing and able’ to build five new Type 31e frigates for the budgeted £1.25billion for the Royal Navy.

Mr Syvret said he discussed the company’s strategy and ambition in detail with Sir Michael and confirmed that the company will be putting its full weight and resource behind the tender process in its attempt to win not just the UK Navy order, but other international orders at the same time.