DEVELOPMENT IN THE FURNESS /WEST CUMBRIA AREA
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.
|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
33 vessels 3 primary 18 support 12 seabed preparation
5 lay boats 3 anchor handlers 3 bury boats 12 support
|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+|
|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 email@example.com.The Guide outlines what the scope of each project is, who is involved, what their procurement and prequalification 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.