Ferguson Marine Hull 801 Acceptance Group minutes: 19 March 2024

Minutes from the 801 working group meeting on 19 March 2024.

Attendees and apologies

[REDACTED] - Scottish Government (chair)

[REDACTED] – Scottish Government

[REDACTED] – Scottish Government

David Tydeman – CEO FMPG





Robbie Drummond – CEO CalMac


[REDACTED] – Transport Scotland

Items and actions

Actions from previous meeting

  • a021 - this is ongoing and FMPG have this in hand. The list has been created and continuing closing off the certificates. 30 April is deadline for this to be checked for any remaining outstanding certificates (action FMPG).
  • a023 - observations will be ongoing to handover. Update will be provided – down to approximately 60 now. This is being managed and [REDACTED] will take [REDACTED] through it this week. [REDACTED] to distribute most current list of OORs ahead of next week’s 801 meeting (action – FMPG / CMAL).
  • a025 - approval given last week for CalMac to procure all other capital spares. Pallets remaining in the warehouse are to be moved – but there are no issues with this (action – FMPG).

Hot topics

Equipment – list of equipment needed is well defined and split between FMPG (shipyard) and CalMac (operational) equipment. CalMac IT equipment is for operational readiness and FMPG equipment is to replace obsolescence. [REDACTED]. Confirmation is needed that equipment on the bridge has been taken care of and to be reported on next week.

Warranty – Process, funding, and timeline needs to be finalised and to be added to the action log but no update currently.  The timeline for this is currently at end of March.

Delivery Date - the LNG work still remains the main risk to delivery. Still pushing for end of May delivery of this vessel and end of April remains deadline to complete the installation of the LNG dual-fuel system but the full commissioning programme may run longer.  FMPG are looking into maximising the shifts to drive programme delivery and declutter the programme to streamline the delivery. Question raised if it would be practical to overlap the familiarisation of vessel for CalMac and the completing of the LNG commission (latter part of the LNG commission will be minimum work taking place). However, CalMac might not be able to test the ship without this work being completed.

Clam-shell doors – this is resolved and closed off.

Lifts – this is resolved and closed off.

MCA to do walk-through of ship in May – other work will be scheduled to continue in May.

Slippage of delivery – currently the backstop date is the end of May (with risk of 3 months).  [REDACTED]. DT to meet with[REDACTED] and [REDACTED] after this meeting to discuss this further.

Any other business

CalMac still currently looking into the dry docking.

Meeting end  

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