Chris Lyttle MLA said: “This is fantastic news for Harland and Wolff and for the local economy. East Belfast has a proud industrial heritage which will be safeguarded by this type of project. The gaining of this contract is testament to the great work that is carried out at Harland and Wolff and the expertise of the staff.
“This contract shows the potential that Northern Ireland has to capitalise on work involving the green economy. I would like to see a Green New Deal strategy implemented for the region to help harness this potential and create new jobs.”