RichardIC wrote:Aethulwulf wrote:Who knows, maybe Navantia will buy Harland and Wolff and the build a UK design in a UK shipyard (owned by a Spanish company).
Harland and Wolff has a workforce of 130. And you don't just recruit a trained and skilled workforce overnight. So where do you get them from?
Easyjet fly from Madrid to Belfast. So much for British jobs.
Repulse wrote:Any news on the approx unit cost? Tide class were approx £140mn per unit, would these be 2-3 times more expensive?
ArmChairCivvy wrote:Costing in the option (for a 3rd)?Caribbean wrote:budget was £1.6b
dmereifield wrote:ArmChairCivvy wrote:Costing in the option (for a 3rd)?Caribbean wrote:budget was £1.6b
Isn't +£500 million awfully expensive for a solid stores ship? I.e. twice the cost of a T31 and 2/3rds the cost of a T26?
ArmChairCivvy wrote:Costing in the option (for a 3rd)?
Changes in planned expenditure
The major change in Equipment Plan forecast expenditure since April 2017 is due to the move of SDSR15 Investment Funding, totalling approximately £1.9bn, from support to equipment procurement lines, primarily as the procurement funding for the Fleet Solid Support ships for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary
dmereifield wrote:Poor consolation prize. Probably wouldn't happen even if Navantia won anyway
If the BMT/Navantia design is preferred over the UK consortium option, why not just build the BMT design in the UK?shark bait wrote:Doesn't sound like a bad deal on paper, commonality with the tide class, British engineered, British blocks, and assembled by an experienced yard.
ExactlyTempest414 wrote:if we are going to have British engineering and British blocks then just finish the job in the UK