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BAE Systems expanding sub build facilities

3rd August 2016 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


BAE System’s transformation of its Barrow-in-Furness site is underway with the first steelwork now laid for the extension, the company announced on 2 August.

The company is extending the construction hall in preparation for the Successor submarine build, the UK’s replacement for the Vanguard class submarines.

BAE Systems has signed a £67 million contract with Morgan Sindall to extend its Devonshire Dock Hall to incorporate new manufacturing and installation capabilities. The facility hosts the construction of Astute class submarines and is where Successor will be integrated and tested.     

The investment programme will see a number of new facilities built and existing buildings refurbished. A new 28,000 square metre off-site logistics facility is also due to open later this year.

Allan Day, director of the site redevelopment programme, BAE Systems Submarines, said: ‘We are in the third year of an eight-year redevelopment programme which is starting to see some dramatic changes across our site as we enhance our facilities and capabilities for the future.  

‘The Devonshire Dock Hall is an iconic building - home to the construction of some of the world's most advanced and capable submarines. This contract will enhance the facility to ensure our workforce can deliver future submarine programmes to the Royal Navy.’

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