Pallion Shipyard redev

Not on Facebook so know nowt about this, but are the people behind it more anti Labour council than pro shipbuilding? Seems a lot of fanciful pie in the sky "If you build it they will come" arguments than actual business plans from whats been said on here

You already have A&P on the Tees and Tyne and a few other companies in several UK locations...
Its already a hugely competitive market....I've seen UK costs against tenders from Polish and Turkish yards. All of the ships I work with are docked in Poland.....forget about quality of work as in my experience its negligible these days.
 


Bob Fleming

Striker
Well would you believe it. They've been claiming this site is perfect for the new offshore green energy industries in the north sea and that is where the group see the future of the yard.

Well, there was a North East offshore energy Expo on at the Beacon of Light this week and they didn't even know :lol:

Ah man. It's like some Laurel and Hardy film.
 

bobster999

Midfield
Well would you believe it. They've been claiming this site is perfect for the new offshore green energy industries in the north sea and that is where the group see the future of the yard.

Well, there was a North East offshore energy Expo on at the Beacon of Light this week and they didn't even know :lol:

Ah man. It's like some Laurel and Hardy film.

Haha aye, I think the bloke who posted it did so in a polite way to point out that it was an ideal opportunity for them but they messed up 😅.
 

Osklen

Midfield
Well would you believe it. They've been claiming this site is perfect for the new offshore green energy industries in the north sea and that is where the group see the future of the yard.

Well, there was a North East offshore energy Expo on at the Beacon of Light this week and they didn't even know :lol:

Ah man. It's like some Laurel and Hardy film.

that is rather telling isnt it?

Also I see they are complaining that nothing has changed with the council. Surely that means they have been consistent throughout re: requirement for a business plan, they don’t own the site etc?

They claim a business plan would cost millions but let’s be honest it just needs to be high level on the various costs to bring the building back into operational use and to establish the current demand for the facility.
 

Paddy O'Dors

Striker
How did the Asian's capability stop British shipbuilding but not commercial shipbuilding in Germany, France and Italy? Whatever the reasons, which are not doubt many, it is an utter disgrace that we, an island nation, don't build commercial ships.

Asian shipyards produce the shipping equivalent of Nissan cars. European shipyards produce the shipping equivalent of a Rolls Royce.
 

tunstallhill

Striker
Well would you believe it. They've been claiming this site is perfect for the new offshore green energy industries in the north sea and that is where the group see the future of the yard.

Well, there was a North East offshore energy Expo on at the Beacon of Light this week and they didn't even know :lol:

Ah man. It's like some Laurel and Hardy film.

So there's a decent chance there was potential investors at the expo, speaking to the council and other meaningful people about the yard, and potentially getting something done.

Can guarantee Rupert will take credit if owt did actually happen
 

Bob Fleming

Striker
A joke of a post this morning like. Sunderland is clearly being marketed for offshore energy work - just that it's at the Port of Sunderland. Not the privately owned, currently tenanted site that requires millions of pounds worth of dredging up front and significant ongoing costs. It's almost like none of that matters because what really matters here is having an opportunity to slag off the council and let people rant about MPs.
 

bobster999

Midfield
So there's a decent chance there was potential investors at the expo, speaking to the council and other meaningful people about the yard, and potentially getting something done.

Can guarantee Rupert will take credit if owt did actually happen


I thought that as well
 

WHD

Striker
A joke of a post this morning like. Sunderland is clearly being marketed for offshore energy work - just that it's at the Port of Sunderland. Not the privately owned, currently tenanted site that requires millions of pounds worth of dredging up front and significant ongoing costs. It's almost like none of that matters because what really matters here is having an opportunity to slag off the council and let people rant about MPs.
"Nowt's going to change until Labour get voted out", "our MPs have done nothing for Sunderland", "the council just want to line their pockets", etc, etc.

It's a page full of absolute morons. The same people who complain the council wastes money want the same council to spend multi millions dredging the river and buying the yard in the hope a company then might take over the yard. It's insane.

If the council spent millions on a CPO on any other site when there wasn't any concrete interest in taking it on, the same people would be going mental.
 

Osklen

Midfield
"Nowt's going to change until Labour get voted out", "our MPs have done nothing for Sunderland", "the council just want to line their pockets", etc, etc.

It's a page full of absolute morons. The same people who complain the council wastes money want the same council to spend multi millions dredging the river and buying the yard in the hope a company then might take over the yard. It's insane.

If the council spent millions on a CPO on any other site when there wasn't any concrete interest in taking it on, the same people would be going mental.

they never mentioned if the CPO process was discussed at the meeting with the council? I suspect that a CPO isnt even possible.
 

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