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Work in Arnish is rolling on, as the first half shells have been rolled since acquisition by what is now Harland & Wolff a year ago, the company reports on LinkedIn.

It was only on December 8 Harland & Wolff (Arnish) said it had cut steel for the first time since it has been acquired by Harland & Wolff Group Holdings plc (formerly known as InfraStrata plc).

Sparks were seen flying for the first time as work commenced on the construction of boat landing offshore platforms.

The Arnish site was off to a flying start, following recent news of its first contract award and news that Harland & Wolff has bid for several additional contracts which will flow through Arnish in the coming weeks and months.

Major infrastructure developments across numerous sectors are beginning to move ahead to either construction or commercialisation stages and Arnish, with its specialist large diameter rolling equipment, regards itself as well placed to be a beneficiary as its capability is expected to be in high demand.

Back in October, it was reported that with Arnish moving to full operations, it will be fabricating four suction piles – two at 7.5 metres diameter and 20 metres length, and two at 6.0 metres diameter and 12 metres length.

The contract was expected to last for approximately four and a half months. This contract marked Arnish’s first external contract in addition to the work that it is already being undertaken for H & W's Methil facility. 

The execution of this new contract concluded the reactivation process of all the yards involved, which are winning work in their own right.

Further, Harland & Wolff has bid for several additional contracts which will flow through Arnish in the coming weeks and months.  Major infrastructure developments across numerous sectors are beginning to move ahead to either construction or commercialisation stages and Arnish, with its specialist large diameter rolling equipment, is well placed to be a beneficiary as its capability is expected to be in high demand.

John Wood, Group CEO commented at that time: “I am delighted to report that Arnish is now fully operational. We have taken the time to bring the site up to operational readiness. The works conducted by the local team have garnered positive reviews by clients who have inspected and audited the yard. 

“Arnish offers something quite different compared to our other yards and, looking ahead, the specialist large rolling equipment is set to be booked for extended periods by clients given the vast array of projects that require large diameter rolling of steel.”