From RRS Sir David Attenborough, to block build of the latest Type 26 Frigates, we know what it takes to deliver vessels of vital national importance.

APCL’s Group of companies have played a strategic role in UK shipbuilding for the past 200 years including block build for the Aircraft Carrier Alliance and critical units of the Astute and Dreadnought nuclear submarines and Type 26 on behalf of BAE. Our facilities also deliver ferries which transport people and goods to remote locations across the UK.

Our experienced and highly knowledgeable technical team of naval architects, marine engineers, electrical engineers and marine design draftsmen provide the expertise to deliver the most complex of shipbuilding projects from concept design to completion.

Ship Repair

A&P North East, A&P Falmouth and Cammell Laird operate 24 hour, seven days a week, 365 days a year ship repair facilities across the UK.

Our combination of facilities, capabilities, project managers and engineers mean we are available to complete repairs to the full range of vessels - including ferries, tankers, offshore support vessels, dredgers, cargo vessels, jack ups and cruise ships.

Whether the works are scheduled repairs or emergency repairs, APCL has the capability to deliver all projects ranging from steel work and piping to the most complex electrical and mechanical systems.

Global In Service Support

A&P and Cammell Laird underpin the availability of the Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxilary.

A&P and Cammell Laird’s dedicated Cluster Support Teams and Fleet Time Support Teams based in their facilities in Birkenhead and Falmouth, support the RFA whilst they are in operational theatre across the Globe.

APCL’s collaborative relationship with the Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary, delivers significant value for money for the Ministry of Defence. 

Our extensive knowledge of the vessels through repeat refits means we are able to deliver better quality, better value and better understanding for the Royal Navy and RFA – increasing efficiency in fleet time and non-maintenance fleet time.


A&P and Cammell Laird have long-standing and well-earned reputations for delivering highly complex steel fabrication projects across the UK and beyond.

Cammell Laird's fabrication facility in the North West, and A&P Tyne’s facility in the North East, have completed some of the most ambitious shipbuilding and block build projects in modern times, from the block build of the Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carriers, the Astute and Dreadnought class submarines to the recent construction of the RRS Sir David Attenborough. Cammell Laird and A&P have also delivered units for Type 26 Frigates, the latest class of advanced anti-submarine warfare vessels.

A&P Group and Cammell Laird are well-equipped to support a variety of sectors including renewables, marine, oil and gas, nuclear and defence, we fabricate large scale and complex defence, energy and marine structures.

Port Operations

Falmouth Docks and Engineering Company (FDEC) is part of the APCL Group and is the statutory harbour authority, responsible for area of water immediately surrounding Falmouth Docks.

A&P Falmouth offers a broad scope of facilities and equipment, including Falmouth International Cruise Terminal, an extensive cargo handling facility, an enterprise zone and dock estate. As Cornwall’s only deep-water port with alongside facilities, A&P Falmouth is an important gateway to the South West of England and the Atlantic.

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