A&P Tyne has a contract from BAESSS for two different elements on each vessel. Firstly, a subcontract from BAESSS to fabricate double bottom units for LB02 (the main block allocated to Portsmouth). Secondly to fabricate CB03 (centre block – the flight deck and hangar) on a contract led by BAESSS Clyde as part of the industry competed upper blocks which will be delivered to Rosyth for final integration into the overall Carrier build.
Some of the challenges faced by A&P included:
LB02 for each ship involves fabrication of 9 units totalling some 800 tonnes of structural steel with limited outfit scope.
CB03 for each ship involves fabrication of 45 units totalling over 2500 tonnes of structural steel to be assembled in four blocks.