A REPORT has praised the Ministry of Defence in its management of the Defence Nuclear Enterprise. The enterprise, which is made up of the people and material supply chains in the UK’s nuclear deterrent programme is regularly assessed, ensuring the programme can be delivered effectively as possible. The National Audit Office has said the risks in the delivery of the country’s nuclear project remain, but the MoD had made significant improvements in recent years. Amyas Morse, head of the NAO, said: “Ten years on, some of the significant risks the NAO highlighted in our last report, around costs, skills, commercial relationships and delivery to schedule, remain.
NW Evening Mail 30th May 2018 read more »
The 175,000 sq ft Central Yard Facility in Barrow-in-Furness, built by Morgan Sindall, has now been officially opened by Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson. The state-of-the-art complex was delivered for defence giant BAE Systems and will be used to outfit and test the most advanced submarines in the Royal Navy’s fleet. Comprising production, workshop and office facilities, the Central Yard Facility also features two cranes, each with a 150 tonne capacity and a 60m span.
Construction.co.uk 30th May 2018 read more »