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Cammell Laird wins £50m Royal Navy warship contract

CAMMELL Laird has secured a £50m contract to build the flight deck for the Royal Navy’s largest-ever warship.

The three-year deal is for the next-generation aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth.

The deal will create jobs at Cammell Laird and among the region’s supply chain, as well as safeguarding jobs among the existing workforce.

The yard directly employs almost 700 staff and provides work for a similar number of sub-contractors.

It is a hugely significant deal for the Birkenhead shipyard, which has spent nearly nine years repairing its reputation from the embers of the firm that collapsed in 2001.