Cammell Laird, one of the most famous names in British industry, employs some 800 skilled people and provides engineering services across the naval defence, commercial marine, renewable energy, and civil nuclear sectors. Through its network of international alliances and partners, the company is able to provide support to ships wherever they operate. Its heavy fabrication capabilities mean that the company is able to build both new ships and modules for new ships and undertake steel fabrication for the civil nuclear industry. The design capabilities also allow the company to undertake conversions and upgrades to existing ships. Recent major investment in its port side infrastructure and investment has led to its becoming a hub for the offshore wind industry.