Britain to Sign Contract for New Aircraft Carriers

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Britain is set to sign a long-awaited $7.8b deal to build two aircraft carriers, which will be the Royal Navy's largest ever ships and are set for 50 years of service.
The 65,000-ton carriers are said to be called Queen Elizabeth and Prince of Wales and will enter service in 2014 and 2016.
The manufacturing contract is going to a consortium that includes a shipbuilding joint venture being set up between two British companies, BAE Systems and VT Group. Other members include Britain's Babcock International Group and France's Thales, which designed the ships.
Final signing of the contract had been expected earlier this year but was delayed.
The new carriers will be much smaller than their U.S. counterparts, whose next generation, also due to start in service in the middle of the next decade, will displace 100,000 tons and carry upwards of 75 aircraft.
The joint venture between the two largest British shipbuilders, under which VT has an option to sell its stake to BAE, is key to VT's attempts to be entirely focused on support services.
 
Source:  Reuters

Maritime Reporter February 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Shipbuilding

Floater Orders 2014

25 Units Orders in 2014:  10 FPSOs, 1 Barge, 4 FLNGs, 7 FSRUs & 3 FSOs The overall number of orders is similar to the average ordering pace over the past 10 years,

Editorial: Gettin’ Crabby with Deadliest Catch

As February is our traditional cruise shipping edition, naturally we’ve selected a fishing boat and two crabs for the cover. But as many of you may already know,

Corvus Energy Wins Order for Battery Hybrid Ferries

Scandlines ferries designed with battery hybrid propulsion to operate on the Rostock-Gedser commercial route.    Corvus Energy, Siemens AS and Scandlines have

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Navigation Pipelines Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1447 sec (7 req/sec)