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Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers

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

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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.

Looking Ahead: a project update from RAF Marham

An RAF F-35B flying over RAF Marham. [Crown Copyright/MOD2016]

It’s been a while since my last blog on the progress of work we’re undertaking at RAF Marham to prepare it to be the Main Operating Base of the Royal Navy and RAF’s F-35 Lightning fleet, so this seems a …

Portsmouth Is Ready – Looking Back with Pride on DIO’s Vital Role

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HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives in Portsmouth for the first time. [Crown Copyright/MOD2017]

I’m Geoff Robson, DIO’s Chief Operating Officer. As you will probably have heard or seen, Portsmouth welcomed the first of the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers, HMS Queen Elizabeth, into port for the first time on Wednesday 16 August 2017 …

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 …

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

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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. …