Navy Order Boosts Shipyards
Advertise Here
Trending Topics:
Sunday, June 14, 2015

Ship Equipment
Ship Maintenance
Ship Systems
Worldwide Metric
Freeman Marine
Neptune Group

Home Page
About MarineTalk
Buyer's Guide
World InfoDesk
Discussion Forums
Advisory Board
Advertising Information
Submit Company Listing
Edit Company Listing
Site Map
MarineTalk Site Search:
Featured Companies

Digital Ship
Digital Ship is a London-based media company specialising in commercial maritime information technology, publishing a print magazine and weekly e-mail newsletter, with a series of conferences around the world.
    United Kingdom

PortVision provides enhanced levels of knowledge and transparency to maritime activities within ports, inland waterways, and oceans. The Web-based service provides real-time visualization and historical reporting that process/analyzes 40+M signals/da
    USA Texas

Neptune Group Pte Ltd
Neptune Group provides a 60 foot charter yacht for intimate sundowner cruises and larger events within the marina. They are also exclusive agents for Bondway Motor Cruisers and Luxury Live-Aboards / Houseboats in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia

Hanseatic Marine Training School
A marine training school situated in Cyprus providing training facilities to the marine industry. Training at all levels excluding national licenses, the school specialises in pre-sea and rating training and "specialised short courses".

Navy Order Boosts Shipyards


Navy Order Boosts Shipyards

Britain's troubled shipyards were given a huge boost as the Ministry of Defence announced a £6bn programme to replace the navy's ageing fleet of destroyers. The ministry is negotiating an initial £1bn order for the construction of the first three of 12 Type 45 destroyers which will be assembled by BAE Systems and Vosper Thornycroft.

The first ship, HMS Daring, will be assembled at BAE's Scotstoun (formerly Yarrow) yard on the Clyde and the second, HMS Dauntless, by Vosperís at Southampton or Portsmouth. Ordering more than one ship at a time from more than one yard will bring the ships into service quicker and less expensively, with companies sharing the risks, the MoD said. In another innovation, sections of the ships will be built at different locations before they are assembled at Clydeside and the south coast.

BAE Systems have three shipyards - Scotstoun, Govan - also on the Clyde - and Barrow. It is not clear where it will assemble the third of the first batch of destroyers. The second one will be assembled by Vosper Thornycroft whose shipyard is in Southampton. It said it was examining the possibility of assembling the ships in the Portsmouth naval base. This is the second big defence procurement package the government has announced. It recently earmarked £5bn for leasing large US transport aircraft and investing in a military airbus in a joint project with France and Germany.

Guardian Unlimited, article by Richard Norton-Taylor  

Latest Marine News and Technology Articles | Maritime 2015 Buyer's Guide


E-mail:  Contact Us

Copyright © 1998 - 2015 MarineTalk
Division of Link Internet Business Solutions
All rights reserved.

The reproduction, retrieval, copying or transmission of this Web site content,
in whole or in part, is not permitted without the express permission of
MarineTalk .