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Information regarding Hull 801 Bulbous Bow installation: FOI release

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


Information requested

1. With regards to Hull 802, please confirm the following:
a. The project timeline dates for the build and installation of the first bulbous bow?
b. Which firm was contracted to manufacture the first bulbous bow prior to its installation?
c. The total manufacturing and installation costs of the first bulbous bow?

2. Please confirm if the first bulbous bow was later rejected and replaced with a second bulbous bow? If so, please confirm the following:
a. The reason for the rejection of the first bulbous bow?
b. The project timeline dates for the build and installation of the replacement bulbous bow?
c. Which firm was contracted to manufacture the first bulbous bow prior to its installation?
d.The total manufacturing and installation costs of the replacement bulbous bow?

Clarification
On 13 October 2021 you clarified that the questions you asked above should be in relation to Hull 801 instead of 802.

Response

The answer to your questions are as follows:

1a. The project timeline dates for the build and installation of the first bulbous bow?

For information on this matter, I would advise that you contact Ferguson Marine directly at 
FOI@fergusonmarine.com

This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

1b. Which firm was contracted to manufacture the first bulbous bow prior to its installation?

For information on this matter, I would advise that you contact Ferguson Marine directly at 
FOI@fergusonmarine.com

This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

1c. The total manufacturing and installation costs of the first bulbous bow?

For information on this matter, I would advise that you contact Ferguson Marine directly at 
FOI@fergusonmarine.com

This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

2. Please confirm if the first bulbous bow was later rejected and replaced with a second bulbous bow?

The first bulbous was rejected by maritime classification society, Lloyd's Register Group Limited.

2a. The reason for the rejection of the first bulbous bow?

During inspection, the surveyor deemed the manufacturing process failed to meet International Association of Classification Society (IACS) construction standards.

2b. The project timeline dates for the build and installation of the replacement bulbous bow?

For information on this matter, I would advise that you contact Ferguson Marine directly at 
FOI@fergusonmarine.com

This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

2c. Which firm was contracted to manufacture the first bulbous bow prior to its installation?

For information on this matter, I would advise that you contact Ferguson Marine directly at 
FOI@fergusonmarine.com

This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

2d. The total manufacturing and installation costs of the replacement bulbous bow?

For information on this matter, I would advise that you contact Ferguson Marine directly at 
FOI@fergusonmarine.com

This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

The reasons why we don’t have some of the information you have requested are explained in the Annex A to this letter.

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Contact

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Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

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