I was just reading that Tango prior to your posting. Hopefully there wont be any decision delays with this new appointment. Would have liked to have seen someone from a more industrial background appointed.
Stokey can see what your saying, but believe contracts will be awarded on what size of ships the yards can handle and what spare capacity they have at present. Devonport has in the pass usually handled the larger repair work , there should be ample scope for all yards to do well. There is also a shipyard in Falmouth which has taken in the RFA tankers
RE: Size matters for buildin boats !20 Nov 2020 13:21
Thistimenextyear no Devonport havent done renewables, they have two yards there north and south , much of south yard was sold off to Princess yacht buiders and other concerns. There main activicty is concentrated around nuclear sub refits and surface craft refits. The whole naval complex is spread out over a huge area , at one time they were training over 400 apprentices in a purpose built facility at the Goschen Yard. I believe there is as many as 14 nuclear subs there waiting for decommissioning decisions. Its the largest naval shipyard in western europe and like HW has facilities to build/service most ships
RE: Size matters for buildin boats !20 Nov 2020 11:14
Thistimenextyear, bab**** have 15 drydocks at devonprt they don't use no 13 I believe Their drydock in North yard could take in the the past air craft carriers . The site covers 650 acres in total, not all engineering related. According to the local tv station last night it's expected that Appledore would get the smaller ship builds and devonport the larger ship refits but this is all subject to confirmation. Local MP for Devonport Luke Pollard said this was great news for the area but was expecting cuts to be made in other areas to fund the projects.
Yes good news hopefully for HW Belfast , The german company RWE have been installing windmills for years in the Irish Sea. They have the Gwnty Mor windfarm in Liverpool Bay and used Cammel Laird yard as a base . Brish companies involved in these projects will need a lot of funding to gear up for these projects. RWE had the huge transition pies towed across the North sea from holland or germany and held at Cammel Lairds until ready for installation. Siemens the gearbox manufacturer have a facility in Hull.
Basically the dockside crane will move along on a track and in a shipyard would be used for lifting equipment or goods from or on to the ship. It will have a larger lifting capacity than a tower crane, and used in shipyards will travel down the full length of the ship to cover all areas of the ship. The tower crane will be used on a fixed based with less lifting capacity, but longer span than the dockside crane .I'm sure someone will come along to add to this.
Derman , thats what I wrote about earlier this year , HW could be somewhat spoilt for choice for work. Space is king here. What do they do wait for government decisions or keep the repair work etc coming in, were seeing how long some of these decisions are taking .