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19 September 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 17:37 GMT+2

October 1, 2019

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Asked for the closing of the historical Harland ship yard and Wolff di Belfast

The activity is found by the InfraStrata Londoner. Safeguarded the place of work of the 79 dependent of the plant

The London society InfraStrata, than work in the field of energetic infrastructures, has saved the historical Harland ship yard and Wolff di Belfast agreeing an agreement with the administrator of the navalmeccanica company, than the course month is placed in controlled administration, in order to acquire the main assets, between which industrial and intellectual plants, equipments, machinery and properties, of the Harland societies and Wolff Heavy Industries Ltd. Limited and Harland and Wolff total Group Plc for six million pounds (seven million euro about).

The agreement previews the passage under the new property also of the 79 dependent of the Harland and Wolff who of this year had at the beginning not joined to the voluntary pension scheme and that they will come immediately employed in order to work to the projects of the InfraStrata. Relatively to the level of occupation in the yard of Belfast, InfraStrada has specified that in the course of next the five years it previews meaningfully to increase to the force job of the plant as the infrastructural projects of the group will be developed.

Relatively to these projects, InfraStrada it has specified that the acquisition of Harland and Wolff has strategic character and will allow to inside carry of the group great part of the activities of manufacturing necessary in order to realize the Islandmagee project Gas Storage, that previews the construction of a system for natural gas storage to Islandmagge, a peninsula in the Northern Ireland, whose objective is to supply 25% of natural gas storage capability in the United Kingdom, let alone for the realization of a ship FSRU of which is planned the construction. Thanks to the acquisition of Harland and Wolff the InfraStrata previews to reduce of the 10-15% cost of the investments necessary in order to meanwhile realize own projects, reducing of 3-5 months the period necessary in order to carry them to term.

"Harland and Wolff - it has emphasized the managing director of InfraStrata, John Wood - is a plant major-league and its reputation which one of the best polyvalent centers than production in Europe it testifies of the qualifications of excellence of the team of the yard of Belfast. This acquisition - Wood has explained - is according to the remarkable synergies between the various segments of activity of the society with the Harland and Wolff that is to the base of the economic aspects of the realization of the Islandmagee Gas Storage Project and other future projects".

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