Harland & Wolff (Arnish) has cut first steel for the first time since it has been acquired by Harland & Wolff Group Holdings plc (formerly known as InfraStrata plc).

Sparks are seen flying for the first time as work commences on the construction of boat landing offshore platforms.

The Arnish site is off to a flying start, following recent news of its first contract award and news that Harland & Wolff has bid for several additional contracts which will flow through Arnish in the coming weeks and months.

Major infrastructure developments across numerous sectors are beginning to move ahead to either construction or commercialisation stages and Arnish, with its specialist large diameter rolling equipment, is well placed to be a beneficiary as its capability is expected to be in high demand.