HUGE JOBS BLOW; EXCLUSIVE Business worth tens of millions lost at shipyard.Byline: By JEZ JEZ Joint Engagement Zone DAVISON
THE rebirth of Tees Valley's iconic shipbuilding industry is on hold today after it was revealed giant oilrigs will not be coming to Tees Valley The Tees Valley is an area the North East of England. It can be described as "greater Teesside" and consists of the four unitary authorities created by the breakup of the County of Cleveland in 1996: Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, and Stockton-On-Tees along with .
Contractors on the SeaDragon Offshire scheme to revitalise the Haverton Hill Haverton Hill is an area within the borough of Stockton-on-Tees and ceremonial county of County Durham, England. It is situated to the north of the River Tees, near Billingham. shipyard have confirmed that the two drilling rigs will instead be made in Singapore - resulting in a hundreds of new jobs being shelved and the local supply chain losing out on tens of millions of pounds of work.
The news is a major blow to Tees Valley's manufacturing supply chain, which had hoped to capitalise on lucrative opportunities following the re-opening of the yard last March - 29 years after it had closed down.
Craig Rose, MD of Billingham-based McGill Services Ltd - a leading member of Tees Alliance Group, the consortium set up to deliver the work - said his company stood to lose "around two fifths" of its scheduled work.
SHOCK: Jobs due for the Haverton Hill yards, as reported above, have been shelved. Craig Rose, of McGill Services Ltd, said his business stood to lose around 'two fifths' of its scheduled work on the scheme