: Waiting for next track...

Wessex FM News

Contact the News Team:
Tel: 01305 250333

50 Million Pound Portland Harbour Plans to Create Hundreds of Jobs

Portland Port

3:54pm 23rd July 2013

Plans have been announced to transform Portland Port into a major ship repair facility, creating up to thousand jobs!

The Harbour Authority officially announced they were looking for an international partner to build the repair yard this lunchtime.

The 50 million pound project is part of a long-term plan to develop Portland into one of the most economically active ports on the south coast.

Ships could be sailing-in for repair work by 2015.

The Harbour has now launched its international search to find a partner to build the repair yard on Portland.

Chief Executive of the Harbour Steve Davis says 300 people will be employed directly by the Port but hundreds of other jobs will be available: "The ship yard will concentrate on ship repairs and the technical aspects of that work. There will be an opportunity for local companies to be employed as sub-contractors to the main ship company."

"Generally the jobs will be for marine specialists, electrical companies, air conditioning companies and security companies and general engineering really. It'll be a massive boost to the local economy if we succeed."

Sign up for the latest local news direct to your inbox


Share This Story

Submit this page to redditDelicious

dorset business directory

The Wessex Word

The Wessex Word

See the latest wrong guesses and win cash!

New Car Stickers

New Car Stickers

Grab your new localised stickers today!

The Bun Run

The Bun Run

Request the cakes for your workplace!

Book The Wessex FM Disco

Book The Wessex FM Disco

For your wedding, party or celebration!

Dorset Webcams

Dorset Webcams

Take a look around our beautiful county

Advertising

Advertising

Find out how to grow your business with us

Job at Wessex FM

Job at Wessex FM

We've got a brand new digital sales role