Belfast’s Harland and Wolff shipyard has been saved from closure after being bought by a UK-based energy company for a total consideration of £6 million.

Harland and Wolff went into administration in August and InfraStrata says it will retain the 79 employees who did not opt for voluntary redundancy earlier in the year, It also plans to “significantly increase” the workforce by “several hundred” over the next five years as it progresses the development of its infrastructure projects.

Harland and Wolff

InfraStrata says the assets – a multi-purpose fabrication facility, quaysides and docking facilities in the port of Belfast area – area ideally suited for the energy infrastructure industry.

Infrastrata chief executive John Wood said: “Harland and Wolff is a landmark asset and its reputation as one of the finest multi-purpose fabrication facilities in Europe is testament to its highly skilled team in Belfast.”

Harland And Wolff


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