Cammell Laird


Cammell Laird is one of the most famous names in British industry.

The company was founded in 1828 and is based on the River Mersey in the Liverpool City Region on the west coast of Britain. The company’s Birkenhead site expands across 130 acres and includes four dry docks, a large modular construction hall and extensive covered workshops. It is also at the centre of a marine and engineering cluster with easy access to support services classification societies and port state authorities.

Today the company is rapidly expanding as a cutting edge engineering services specialist. Its highly skilled workforce and extensive world class facilities are used to support a broad range of sectors and projects.

Cammell Laird has continued to develop its capability in the marine sector, and is a world leader specialising in military ship refit, commercial ship repair, upgrade and conversion and shipbuilding.

The business is further active in the industrial services and energy sector. It has become a hub of the off shore wind industry seeing major investment in its port side infrastructure and facilities. The company is also working in the civil nuclear sector where it has built upon it’s core engineering strengths, to demonstrate how its modular construction facility can deliver optimised solutions for the planned new nuclear new power plants across the UK and Europe. The company has further recognised the benefits of modular construction and delivery techniques for the nuclear decommissioning sector. 

"Cammell Laird is at the heartbeat of the community and economy of Wirral. For generations we have been one of the prime job and wealth creators on the peninsula employing thousands of local people and generating work for many small businesses.  This results in us investing tens of millions of pounds into Wirral each year. We have become a patron of Wirral Chamber to help ensure our voice is heard, and our ambitions  are properly understood so we can continue our role as a prime wealth creator for the area."

David Williams
Business Development Director

Key contact                                                                                          Facts and figures

Name: David Williams                                                                               Founded: 1828 (2001)

Position: Business Development Director                                                  Location: Birkenhead

Email:                                                             Number of Employees: 650

                                                                                                              Turnover: £120m

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