New order for Appledore Shipyard

Appledore Shipyard Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Appledore shipyard, owned by Babcock, has won an order for a third Offshore Patrol Vessel for the Irish Navy.

The yard on the North Devon coast has just completed LÈ Samuel Beckett and is currently working on LÈ James Joyce due in 2015 with the third vessel expected in 2016.

The deal is great news for the workforce and is thought to be worth an additional £43M to the yard.

Samuel Beckett was built at Appledore Credit: ITV News West Country