Lyttle welcomes new Harland and Wolff contract

Alliance MLA Chris Lyttle has welcomed news Harland and Wolff has landed a multi-million pound contract to provide parts for a wind farm, creating 80 jobs.

The East Belfast manufacturer will produce suction buckets for the Borkum Riffgrund wind farm off the coast of Germany. They will provide a foundation for the offshore green energy-producing structures.

“This is fantastic news for Harland and Wolff, and East Belfast” said Mr Lyttle.

“The award of this contract is testament to the industrial heritage of Harland and Wolff and the skills and capacity for innovation of everyone at this company.

“I congratulate all the staff at Harland and Wolff and wish them every success for the completion of this exciting contract.”

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