Friday 26 February 2021, 10:00 – 13:00 GMT



The Northern Lighthouse Board is the General Lighthouse Authority for Scotland and the Isle of Man and is responsible for the superintendence and management of all lights, buoys and beacons within those waters.

NLB currently operates and maintains 206 lighthouses and 170 buoys as well as providing radio aids to navigation (AtoN). It is also responsible for ensuring other AtoN providers, such as port authorities, are conforming to international standards.

NLB operates two ships: NLV PHAROS and NLV POLE STAR. The ships carry out buoy work, deliver stores and supplies to lighthouses and inspect navigation aids on oil and gas rigs in the Scottish sector. PHAROS also carries out helicopter operations, hydrographic surveying and wreck finding.

After more than 20 years of service, NLV POLE STAR is nearing the end of her life and NLB has embarked upon a project to replace her. With a target in-service date of September 2024, the new vessel will need to meet the ambitious environmental targets set out in the UK Government Maritime 2050 strategy through technological innovation, whilst future-proofing NLB’s ability to deliver its vital services over the next 25 years. Technologies will need to offer high performance by incorporating ‘green’ energy considerations; be upgradeable through-life to meet emerging power technologies, whilst focusing towards sea keeping and heavy weather performance, as well as being capable of integration and support to wider tri-GLA operations.

For more information on NLB visit



Friday 26 February 2021, 10:00 – 13:00 GMT (online)

NLB and its technical support partner, OSK-ShipTech, will provide further information on the procurement including:

  • An overview of the required vessel specification
  • The timeline of the programme from Selection Questionnaire to delivery and acceptance
  • A summary of the anticipated procurement process (including certain core requirements)

Full details of the programme will be made available to participants prior to the event.


We must receive your application by 18:00 GMT on Wednesday 24 February 2021.

Acknowledgement of your application and confirmation of your place will be sent to you following registration.


If you have any questions about the Industry Day, contact:

Steven Carvel, Procurement Specialist
Tel: 0131 473 3178 / 07770 646026

Upcoming Dates for this event

  • Fri 26 Feb 2021 (Deadline for booking is Wed 24 Feb 2021)


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