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Development in Furness

The Furness and W Cumbria area is experiencing growth unprecedented in a generation with emerging projects resulting in an estimated £20-40bn of new investment between 2017 and the 2030s.

These projects comprise manufacturing programmes and construction projects.

The construction projects range from a £350m new investment in life sciences at GSK Ulverston for manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals, a £2bn Walney Extension windfarm is being built by Dong Energy to National Grid ‘s plan new 400kv power transmission lines including a subsea tunnel from Roosecote to Heysham at cost of around £2.8bn to link one of the first of a new generation nuclear power generation stations at Moorside, West Cumbria to the grid at Heysham.

A number of manufacturing expansion projects related to growth of multinational and SW Cumbria based firms’ local expansions are also likely to occur,these include new facilities to manufacture food and are complemented by national strategic programme to deliver the Dreadnought class submarines which is expected to deliver £12bn of GVA benefit to UK with over £4bn of this coming into Barrow alone. A £525m modernisation of Barrow shipyard is part of this programme. It involves a new Resolution Building built by Wates Construction, developments by Morgan Sindall to create a Central Yard Complex, Primary Build Facility and SIF with Sir Robert McAlpine building a paint facility.

There are a large number of investment projects that will be happening 2017-20 many of these are listed below.

33 vessels 3 primary 18 support 12 seabed preparationInter array5 lay boats 3 anchor handlers 3 bury boats 12 support

TABLE 1 Project developments in Furness 2017-20
 
CENTRICA BATTERY POWER ( starts April 2017) Younicos https://www.younicos.com/ Morrisons Utility Services https://www.morrisonus.com/
BAE Weapon Systems (UK) ( starts Q1/2 2017)
GSK BIOPHARM( starts to be confirmed) (50 is assumed power facility)
BAE DDH PRIMARY BUILD FACILITY (starts February 2017) MORGAN SINDALL Q18 duration
BAE PAINT FACILITY( underway) ROBERT MCALPINE) Q6 dur
BAE CENTRAL YARD COMPLEX MORGAN SINDALL Q6 dur
NATIONAL GRID (Starts mid / late 2018 runs to 2024)**
DONG ENERGY WALNEY EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION BASE
VBMS ARRAY CABLE INSTALLATION April to October 2017
SIEMENS TURBINE COMMISSIONING
MHI VESTAS TURBINE COMMISSIONING
DONG ENERGY WALNEY Extension support boats
Turbine installation needs 3 jack ups 24 support vessels 4 barges 8 tugs
Foundations
DONG Energy Heliport construction Walney Airport
BAE SYSTEMS Airport improvement programme
MORGAN SINDALL at Trinity Enterprise Centre
WATES CONSTRUCTION BAE TRAINING CENTRE***
BAE FRAMEWORK CONTRACTS NOT YET LET AS SHOWN LISTED BELOW*
Steam provision Q3 2018 to Q1 2020 = Q 7dur
DDC Services Q4 2017 to Q4 2018 = Q 5dur
Ship lift/transport Q2 2018 to Q1 2021 = Q16dur
Transfer cars Q2 2018 to Q3 2019 = Q 6dur
Nuclear Berthing Q4 2017 to Q2 2021 = Q15dur
Dock Level raising Q3 2019 to Q1 2025 = Q23dur
Crew Facility Q2 2019 to Q3 2020 = Q 6dur
Smite Q1 2017 TO Q1 2019 = Q 9dur
Subtotal to carry forward
Project / timeframe 2017+
CARRIED FORWARD
FURNESS GENERAL HOSPITAL MATERNITY FACILITY
LIGHTBURN ROAD ULVERSTON ACCESS
LIGHTBURN ROAD ULVERSTON BUSINESS PARK
VHE WATERFRONT BARROW
ESH BORDER CONSTRUCTION Health Centre Duke St
ESH BORDER CONSTRUCTION MARINA ACCESS
NHS NURSING AND OTHER SPECIALISTS
NW Total Ltd workshop extension Furness Business Park

To help companies understand more about these projects FEDF has developed a “Guide to Opening doors to major projects” which is available on request from stuart@fedf.co.uk.The Guide outlines what the scope of each project is, who is involved, what their procurement and pre-qualification processes are and how to pre qualify. The Guide’s information is supplemented by the knowledge of the FEDF team which can brief you on more specific detail about each project and where opportunities may lie to get involved with them.

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