Naomi Long MP said: “This is brilliant news for the company and for East Belfast . This announcement shows that where we get involved in sustainability, there are real opportunities to grow our innovation base and manufacturing base.
“In the longer-term this type of green economy work has the potential to create many job opportunities. Today’s announcement indicates the skill and high quality of work at Harland Wolff.”
East Belfast Alliance MLA Chris Lyttle said: “This is a very significant boost for Harland and Wolff and is a very welcome boost to the local economy. This announcement shows the potential Northern Ireland has in relation to the green economy. We need to see government creating a Green New Deal strategy to try and realise our potential in this sector.
“It is extremely positive that given the current economic climate we have this type of news for Northern Ireland .”