The Scottish Government informs that KPMG has announced that Clyde Blowers Capital is to be the preferred bidder for the group’s business and its assets.
First Minister Alex Salmond said:
“I am delighted that Clyde Blowers Capital has been named the preferred bidder for the Fergusons yard. Jim McColl’s company is one of Scotland’s greatest job creators, and I will be meeting with the company, the workforce and shop stewards to ensure there will be a long-term future for shipbuilding at Fergusons for years to come.
"I have spoken to the administrator today, and I'd like to thank him for the speed with which he has moved to try and secure a successful outcome."
Finance Secretary John Swinney added:
“The task force has been working hard to ensure that shipbuilding at Fergusons is maintained. “The Scottish Government, its agencies and Inverclyde Council will continue do everything in our power to secure a future for Fergusons, while providing necessary support to keep the workforce together."