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Welcome to Naval Shipbuilding in northwest England

Welcome to the website of the Keep our Future Afloat Campaign. The non political "Keep our Future Afloat" campaign is led by UNITE and GMB trade unions with support from Furness Enterprise which acts as Secretariat and NWDA. Barrow in Furness Borough Council also supports our research and development.

The campaign aims to:

  • secure a steady drumbeat of naval shipbuilding orders to enable the Royal Navy to have the resources it needs to defend the UK and the sea lanes on which our trade depends in line with the National Security Strategy;
  •  sustain the high value skills in the UK's naval shipbuilding and submarine building yards, companies within their supply chains and at through life support bases. 

 


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Defence Policy
KOFAC firmly believes in sustaining jobs and skills in the UK naval shipbuilding industrial base.
UK Warships Programme
The Naval Strategic Plan 2007 sets out the Royal Navy's fleet requirements by 2015.
Northwest Shipbuilding
Warship building and development of naval under-sea warfare systems are part of the northwest of England's defence sector.



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22/09/2014
Labour Party Conference – Stand 68 Keep Our Future Afloat Campaign
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31/07/2014
Keeping Our Future Afloat Campaign UK Submarine Industry
Ministry of Defence and The Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP Delivered on: 16 July 2014 (Original script, may differ from delivered version) Location Strangers' dining room at the House of Commons History: Published 31 July 2014 Part of:...



11/11/2014
In service dates for Astute Class Submarines
In service dates Astute Class Submarines ...


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Furness Enterprise Ltd,
Lindal Business Park,
London Road,
Lindal in Furness,
Cumbria LA12 0LD

Tel: +44 (0)1229 820611
Fax: +44 (0)1229 827226

Email: sklosinski@furnessenterprise.co.uk or hknowles@furnessenterprise.co.uk
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"Barrow remains an untapped source of production capability and could... play a significant role in the coming shipbuilding programme."

Source: Rand, page 153 The UK's Naval Shipbuilding Industrial Base (2005), Report to UK MoD

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