Warbreck Contracted for Nuclear Submarine Project

By Eric Haun
Friday, July 11, 2014

Warbreck Engineering and Construction, a wholly owned subsidiary of the HS Ocean Group of Companies, has been awarded a marine contract by BAE Systems for the manufacturing a structural support framework as part of a plan to create a full-size steel replica of the new Successor class submarine’s nuclear reactor compartment.

The support framework will be manufactured and assembled in sections at Warbreck’s  24,000-square-meter facility - dimensionally checked at each stage – and then shipped to the BAE Systems site in Barrow, where it will be reassembled. Its primary use will be to allow personnel to safely access the mock up, carry out design justification reviews and assist in the development of future crew by enabling training activities to be undertaken in a ‘real life’ scenario. The replica will not contain any nuclear materials.

Warbreck Engineering & Construction is one of the first U.K. companies to commence work on the project having been tasked with creating an intricate support structure to allow viewing and access to the full-size replica of the nuclear PWR3 (pressurized water reactor).

The Successor class is the next generation of British nuclear submarine and will replace the current Vanguard class from 2028.

The Successor submarines will be amongst the stealthiest in the world, with the ability to circumnavigate the globe without surfacing and fire missiles from a distance of 1,000km. The Successor class will also be the first vessel to carry the Rolls-Royce PWR3 reactor.

BAE Systems is the industrial lead for the Successor program and together with partners Rolls-Royce and Babcock Marine will design the new generation of submarine. Warbeck Engineering and Construction is one of the first contractors to commence work on the project.

HS Ocean Group of Companies, which has a global reach with 12 offices across five continents, will fabricate, assemble and disassemble the steel structure on site at both its Warbreck and MCTAYS shipyard facilities in the North West of England.

BAE Systems has a number of specialist designers and engineers currently working on the project and the Government has predicted that more than 850 businesses will benefit across the project’s supply chain.

Andy Boardman, HSOG’s chief executive officer, said, “The contract award from BAE Systems is a huge endorsement of the exceptional standard of work we deliver at HSOG. To be one of the first UK contractors to start work on the project is an immense source of pride and we are also delighted that the project is generating work for local engineers and providing an economic boost to the maritime industry here in the North West.”

hsoceangroup.com
 

Maritime Reporter July 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Odfjell Drilling in Tighter 2Q North Sea Market

Odfjell Drilling reports second quarter 2014 financial results showing a profit of US$29-million. Profit & loss Q2 2014 Operating revenue for Q2 2014 was USD 272 million (USD 289 million),

Brazil AHTS Contract Breakthrough for Havyard

Havyard says it is to deliver the ship design and equipment for four anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels that are to be built and operated by the Brazilian

Darwin, Australia Scene of KAKADU Exercise Planning

Over 1,200 military personnel from the Asia Pacific and Indian Ocean regions have completed collaborative, tactical warfare planning during the first week of the

Contracts

Brazil AHTS Contract Breakthrough for Havyard

Havyard says it is to deliver the ship design and equipment for four anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels that are to be built and operated by the Brazilian

Rosneft and AVTOVAZ Strengthen Strategic Cooperation

Rosneft President, Chairman of the Management Board Igor Sechin and AVTOVAZ President Bo Inge Andersson signed an Agreement of development of strategic cooperation,

Nine Share in US$6-B DoD Contract Modifications

The US Department of Defense informs that nine companies have each been awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity fixed-price option-year two modifications

Shipbuilding

Brazil AHTS Contract Breakthrough for Havyard

Havyard says it is to deliver the ship design and equipment for four anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels that are to be built and operated by the Brazilian

Senator Kaine Tours NNS Apprentice School

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) apprises that it has hosted Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., for a tour of The Apprentice School at the company's Newport News Shipbuilding division.

HII Gains Award for Employee Military Service Support

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) informs that two members of its legal team received Patriot Awards from Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) for

Navy

Darwin, Australia Scene of KAKADU Exercise Planning

Over 1,200 military personnel from the Asia Pacific and Indian Ocean regions have completed collaborative, tactical warfare planning during the first week of the

Navy Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Delivery Milestone

Commander, Submarine Development Squadron 5 (CSDS 5), Detachment UUV, informs of the delivery of Large Training Vehicle 38 (LTV 38), an unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV),

HMS Illustrious Decommissioned

HMS Illustrious – the last of the Royal Navy’s Invincible-class aircraft carriers – was decommissioned at Portsmouth Naval Base today, marking the end of her 32-year career.

News

BMT WBM to Showcase TUFLOW at World Bank Seminar

BMT WBM ( (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, a leading international engineering and risk management consultancy, is delighted to announce that it will be presenting

Rosneft and AVTOVAZ Strengthen Strategic Cooperation

Rosneft President, Chairman of the Management Board Igor Sechin and AVTOVAZ President Bo Inge Andersson signed an Agreement of development of strategic cooperation,

RWE Dea Helps Cleveland Juniors Reach Goals

Yesterday, a new club house for the Cleveland Juniors Football Club in Middlesbrough in northern England was officially opened. With support from RWE Dea, the

Eye on the Navy

HMS Illustrious Decommissioned

HMS Illustrious – the last of the Royal Navy’s Invincible-class aircraft carriers – was decommissioned at Portsmouth Naval Base today, marking the end of her 32-year career.

HMS Prince of Wales Hull Departs for Rosyth

A huge section of hull for HMS Prince of Wales, the second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier, has today begun its delivery voyage from HM Naval Base Portsmouth

USCG Small Boat Fires Warning Shot at Iranian Vessel

A U.S. Coast Guard boat operating in international waters in the Arabian Gulf fired on an Iranian dhow in what U.S. military officials described as a defensive

Subsea Defense

Navy Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Delivery Milestone

Commander, Submarine Development Squadron 5 (CSDS 5), Detachment UUV, informs of the delivery of Large Training Vehicle 38 (LTV 38), an unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV),

Airbus May Sell Stake in Submarine Supplier

Airbus is considering a sale of its 49 percent stake in submarine supplier Atlas Elektronik as part of a reshuffle of its military business, German newspaper Die

 
 
Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar 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: 0.1910 sec (5 req/sec)