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Devonport Royal Dockyard Project | BUILDING MAGAZINE

Devonport Royal Dockyard Project

A major project at Devonport Royal Dockyard has been awarded to a joint venture of Kier and Bam Nuttall, by Babcock International.

The contract is the NEC4 framework contract for the main works civils scope on the 10 Dock project in Plymouth. This includes the redevelopment of a dry dock for nuclear submarines, together with the demolition of existing buildings and the construction of new ones designed to support the Royal Navy’s submarine maintenance programme.

All mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, control and automation technology within the new dock building a new dividing headwall within the dock, ground anchors, new service subways to support submarines in their dry dock position, are all included in the scope.

The contract was awarded following on from the announcement made by Babcock regarding the £2bn 10 year programme of infrastructure works at Devonport to meet the gradually developing requirements of the UK’s Royal Navy.

Devonport is the largest naval base in western Europe and has supported the Royal Navy since 1691. The site consists of more than 650 acres, has 15 dry docks, four miles of waterfront, 25 tidal berths and five basins.