Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) statement following the publication of the report, Construction and Procurement of Ferry Vessels in Scotland, by the Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity (REC) Committee.


A CMAL spokesperson said:

“We will examine the content of the report as a matter of priority and give the recommendations our full consideration.

“Our position has always been that the problems with the dual fuel ferry project were driven by supplier failure and our evidence to the REC Committee was robust in this respect.  We have a successful track record of delivering ferry projects on time and budget and we are committed to continuous improvement of our processes, so steps are already being taken to further develop the planning process for new ferries.  The REC Committee’s report may offer some ideas to further assist us in this regard.

“However, the role and impact of supplier failure in the dual fuel ferry project must not be underestimated.”

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