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Preparing for a prince: Putting the finishing touches in place for the Navy's second Queen Elizabeth Class carrier

We’ve been working hard, along with our contractor VolkerStevin, to put the finishing touches to the £30 million worth of infrastructure required to welcome the second ship into its homeport.

Take two: preparing Portsmouth for the second Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier

Project Manager, Colin Efford is pictured in a hi-vis jacket and helmet. Behind him is construction work taking place at HMNB Portsmouth

Portsmouth Naval Base is gearing up to become home to the HMS Prince of Wales, the second of the Royal Navy’s huge new Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers.

Job Done: Dredging Complete for Aircraft Carriers

HMS Queen Elizabeth under anchor awaiting low tide before departing. [Crown Copyright/MOD2017]

Hi, I’m Garry Brimecome and I’m DIO’s Project Manager for the dredge at Portsmouth. I work with Philip Wise, the Principal Project Manager for the infrastructure we’re providing at Portsmouth to prepare the Naval Base for the arrival of the …

More Than Just Concrete

Hello, I’m Philip Wise and I'm the Principal Project Manager leading the Defence Infrastructure Organisation’s programme team for the new jetty & dredge infrastructure projects in Portsmouth. Recently we invited the media to see what had been achieved in terms …

Safe Approach to Portsmouth: Navigation Lights for Aircraft Carriers

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One of the navigation aids in situ. [VolkerWessels UK, 2016]

Hi, I’m Philip Wise, DIO’s Principal Project Manager for the work taking place at Portsmouth to ready the naval base to be home port of the Royal Navy’s two new aircraft carriers. The first, HMS Queen Elizabeth, is planned to …

Powering Up: Frequency converter marks major step forward in powering new aircraft carriers

The frequency converter and jetty electrical systems are a vital part of powering the ship. [Crown Copyright / MOD 2017]

Hi, I’m Philip Wise, DIO’s Principal Project Manager for the major infrastructure investment currently taking place at HMNB Portsmouth to ready the base for the arrival of the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth Carriers, which will be based in the city. …

Clearing the way for the carriers – dredging the harbour for the QEC

DIO has taken a big step forward in its work to provide infrastructure at HMNB Portsmouth to support the new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers. If you read my colleague Philip Wise’s blog a few months ago, you’ll know that DIO …

Supporting the Queen Elizabeth Carriers

One of the biggest projects underway across the Ministry of Defence at present is the construction of the two new Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) aircraft carriers for the Royal Navy. DIO’s role is to construct the infrastructure required to support …