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Kongsberg nets £14.4m contract for work on under-construction Clyde-Hebrides ferries

Marine technology specialist Kongsberg Maritime has started work on a contract worth £144million to install electrical systems on two new ferries being built for the Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Service. Norwegian headquartered Kongsberg was handed the contract by shipbuilder Ferguson Maritime Engineering (FMEL), which is constructing the vessels at its yard on the Clyde. The 330ft long ferries will be capable of carrying 127 cars or HGVs and up to 1,000 passengers.

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Hial airports in record 2015/16 – but oil sector woes start to take toll

Passenger numbers at Highlands and Islands Airports (Hial) edged up to hit a new record in its last financial year despite a disappointing start to 2016. The group of 11 regional terminals was used by a total of 1,437,625 people in the year ended March 31, up by 0.4%, on the previous year, according to figures released yesterday. Inverness was the busiest airport in 2015/16, handling 671,103 passengers over the 12 months, an annual increase of 2%.