Bids invited for £60m Pompey new aircraft carrier dock

Aaron Morby 12 years ago
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The MoD’s procurement arm plans to build a new berth and jetty in Portsmouth for the new Queen Elizabeth class of aircraft carriers being built.

Firms are being invited to prequalifty to bid for a £60m contract that includes dredging the existing channel to make it deeper and wider for the bigger QE Class carriers.

The jetties will also be extensively refurbished to boost electricity supply to the carriers via a new substation located near the jetty.

The QE Class will be the centre piece of Britain’s military capability. Each of the two 65,000-tonne carriers will provide the armed forces with a four-acre military operating base which can be deployed worldwide.

HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales will replace the 22,000-tonne Invincible class aircraft carriers, HMS Invincible, HMS Illustrious and HMS Ark Royal.

Firms can register on the MOD Supplier Information Database (SID) at www.contracts.mod.uk. Firm have until 27 November to complete PQQs.

 

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