Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Falmouth Jobs Safeguarded

news - A&P
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

11:25am 3rd December 2012

Dozens of jobs have been safeguarded in Cornwall.

The MoD has extended an £80 million maintenance contract.

It will involve work at A&P Falmouth to continue supporting and maintaining Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships at home and abroad.

Peter Child, Managing Director, said the contract extension through to June 2018 was confirmation that the Cluster Support Programme partnership with the MOD provided excellent value for money. 

“Clustering has achieved a far more economical approach to ship repair and maintenance of the RFA Flotilla through advanced planning, our knowledge of the vessels, our highly skilled workforce and pride of ‘ownership’ of the ships.

“The cluster programme team has worked very hard on this contract in Falmouth and around the world supporting ships on deployment. Extension of this contract reaffirms that A&P can be trusted to meet the very complex needs of our clients and the longer term contract term helps to give A&P Group yards security in our future.”

Gerald Pitts, A&P’s Cluster Director, said:

“The longevity and continuity of this contract means we can take forward opportunities for innovation and improvement we have identified since being awarded the Through Life Support contract in 2008.

“I would like to pass on my sincere thanks to the A&P workforce, the Cluster team and our key suppliers for their hard work over the past four and a half years. They have successfully demonstrated that the Cluster contract has so far delivered value for money and increased fleet availability for the Ministry of Defence.”

11:25am 3rd December 2012

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles

WATCH: Flash Flooding In Falmouth Shuts Road

It's as weather warnings are in place across the Duchy


PHOTOS: Will This Create Almost 1000 New Jobs For Cornwall?

It comes after a six star resort near Wadebridge got the go ahead

Most read
police tape

UPDATE: 'Severed' Foot Found Near Truro

A dog walker made the grim discovery in woods

poldark aidan turner eleanor tomlinson

WATCH: Why Poldark's Sparked Outrage

It was an eventful episode on Sunday...

Top articles

UPDATE: 'Severed' Foot Found Near Truro

Cornwall News: A dog walker made the grim discovery in woods

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Man who made 'homosexual donkey' comment joins UKIP leadership contest

National News: A former UKIP parliamentary candidate who once said a "homosexual donkey" tried to rape his horse is running for the party's leadership.

Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015

Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.

WATCH: Cornwall's Britain's Got Talent Star Reveals New Music To Fans

Cornwall News: Josh Curnow recorded the music during his time on the show earlier this year

Dozens killed in Pakistan police academy attack

World News: At least 33 police trainees have been killed in an attack on a police academy in Pakistan, officials say.

Arsenal board backs Arsene Wenger at AGM

Sports News: Arsene Wenger can still "take Arsenal forward" and his future will be discussed "at an appropriate time", chairman Sir Chips Keswick says.

PHOTOS: Dive Into Autumn With This Red Wine Hot Chocolate

Strange News: Wrap your hand around this dreamy combination...

Newer article

Looe Landslide

Cornwall News: Homes just metres from edge of landslip caused by heavy rain

Older article

St Blazey Mugging

Cornwall News: Teenage girl targeted as she walked her dog

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate 2Pirate Oldies on DAB Digital RadioEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training


© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.


We Use Cookies

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer.

By using this website you accept the use of cookies as explained in the terms of our cookie policy.