Ferguson Marine recent correspondence: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

  1. Any correspondence between Ferguson Marine, Transport Scotland and Scottish Government about the Glen Sannox during October 2022 and specifically about any ongoing concerns about the building of the vessel.
  2. Any correspondence between Ferguson Marine, Transport Scotland and the Scottish Government during October 2022 regarding the government being asked to provide extra funding to help keep the shipyard going.
  3. Has there been any requests for extra funding from Ferguson Marine to the Scottish Government in the last two months and if so how much was requested, when, was it given and what was the reasons for the money to be requested?
  4. Is there any other issues with the Glen Sannox that have came to light within the last two months that is not the missing sensors?
  5. In regards to the missing sensors, what was the reason behind them not being ordered in the first place?


Questions 1 & 2:

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not hold the information you have requested. This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

Question 3:

The most recent update provided by the FMPG CEO to the Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee, which outlines a request for interim CDEL funding, can be found here: Update on Hulls 801 and 802 – Interim CDEL Funding | Scottish Parliament Website

Question 4: 

Work on the Glen Sannox is ongoing, developments of which can found within the monthly progress reports published and available from the SG website: Ferguson Marine: key documents - 2022 - gov.scot (www.gov.scot). Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you. If, however, you do not have internet access to obtain this information from the website(s) listed, then please contact me again and I will send you a paper copy.

Question 5: 

As part of ongoing work between FMPG and CMAL to progress the critical path for the commissioning of the LNG element an error was identified in the design process which is that a key sensor had not been included in the schedule for the LNG system and therefore the relevant part not ordered, further details of which can be found with the FMPG CEO letter to NZET: Ferguson Marine - Update on the progress of Hulls 801 and 802 | Scottish Parliament Website.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
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