01 October 2019
Commenting on the news that Infrastrata PLC have signed Heads of Terms to purchase Harland and Wolff, local MP Gavin Robinson said;
“I am delighted that Infrastrata have reached agreement to purchase Harland and Wolff. Having engaged with their CEO, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and Invest NI in recent weeks, this agreement is represents the boost and investment Harland and Wolff not only needs, but deserves.
The last two months have been uncertain for the workforce but their fortitude and indeed, the support from their Unions and the wider community, has been incredible. Today’s announcement not only brings comfort for the workforce who kept their dignified presence at the yard, but Infrastrata have also outlined ambitious plans for growth in the future. Immediately, they intend to engage in some of the traditional work streams of H&W but see synergy with the work associated with their Islandmagee Gas Storage Project.
Recognising further opportunities lie ahead, I will work closely with Infrastrata to realise their vision for a treasured part of our local industry but today, am grateful to the administrator for his considered work and all those who knew a brighter future lay ahead.”