MoD signs deal for construction of new naval ships in Scotland

HUNDREDS of jobs have been protected after the Ministry of Defence signed a £287m deal for two more Royal Navy ships to be built on the Clyde.

Friday, 9th December 2016, 6:07 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th December 2016, 2:27 pm

The two offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) will be built at the BAE Systems Govan shipyard before being floated to Scotstoun to be fitted out.

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Civic leaders including Portsmouth North MP Penny Mordaunt previously led calls for the OPV programme to come to the city to fill a ‘construction gap’ at Portsmouth’s shipyard from 2014 – prior to the announcement the facility would be closed.