Nuclear watchdog investigating incidents at Devonport Dockyard. Cranes used in the refit of nuclear submarine will be the focus of the investigations by the Office for Nuclear Regulation. The agency which inspects nuclear facilities has confirmed it is investigating two incidents involving cranes at Devonport Dockyard. According to a report by the BBC cranes that lift nuclear fuel have been forced to stop on two occasions during a £200m refit of nuclear submarine HMS Vanguard. The vessel is located at 9 Dock and has been in place since 2015 for a four-year refit and an unscheduled refuelling with a new nuclear core. A spokesman for the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), which regulates nuclear safety, said: “We are currently investigating following two separate incidents involving cranes at Devonport Royal Dockyard Limited during September 2018.
Plymouth Live 6th Dec 2018 read more »
The Defence Secretary has confirmed £400 million in funding for the Dreadnought submarine programme whilst on a visit to Cumbria to open BAE Systems’ new Academy for Skills and Knowledge.
Forces Network 6th Nov 2018 read more »
The Trident submarine replacement programme will swallow up an extra £400 million of the Ministry of Defence’s budget this year, it was announced yesterday. The move came only weeks after the cash-strapped department was given a £1 billion funding boost in the budget and has renewed fears about a funding black hole at the MoD.
Times 6th Dec 2018 read more »
TORY Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has been accused of “throwing more good money at bad projects” after he announced a £400 million investment for the UK’s nuclear submarine programme.
The National 7th Dec 2018 read more »