Projects

Previous Projects
Royal Navy P2000 Archer Class

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  • For previous 4 years provided to the MOD Project Oversight for the 4 week ASRP (Annual Survey and Repair Periods) for 5 P2000 Archer class> patrol boats which has included the removal of the vessel from the water either using a hoist, ship lift or slipway at four UK yards. These are 20 metre GRP built vessels in class with Lloyd’s Register and are used primarily by the University Royal Navy Units around the country.
  • This included the planning with the contractor of all the various phases of work in order to meet tight deadlines and the management of all the emergent and extra work additional to the initial specification, including defects identified by the Lloyd’s surveyors at the annual, intermediate and certificate renewal surveys.
  • This work has previously included:
    • Supervision of the removal and replacement of main engines
    • Supervision of the removal and replacement of main gearboxes and propulsion shaft lines
    • Approval and supervision of significant GRP repairs to both the hull and superstructure areas
    • Supervision of the completion by the contractor of all maintenance items generated by the planned maintenance system
    • Approval and supervision of all re-preservation work including all underwater areas
    • Inspection of all work prior to MOD acceptance
    • Delegated financial responsibility for MOD variation budget.
    • Planning and control of all trials – both alongside and at sea
    • Technical consultancy with regard to repair options defect diagnosis

 

Royal Navy 16m Patrol Launches

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  • For previous 4 years provided to the MOD Project Oversight for the 5 week ASRP (Annual Survey and Repair Periods) for the two Gibraltar based 16 metre Patrol Launches which has included the removal of the vessel from the water using a crane in the Gibraltar MOD dockyard. These vessels are GRP built vessels MCA coded by Lloyd’s Register and are used for the protection of Gibraltar’s territorial waters.
  • This included the planning with the contractor of all the various phases of work in order to meet tight deadlines and the management of all the emergent and extra work additional to the initial specification, including defects identified by the Lloyd’s surveyors at the annual, intermediate and certificate renewal surveys.
  • This work has previously included:
    • Supervision of the removal and replacement of main engines
    • Supervision of the removal and replacement of main gearboxes and propulsion shaft lines
    • Approval and supervision of GRP repairs to both the hull and superstructure areas
    • Supervision of the completion by the contractor of all maintenance items generated by the planned maintenance system
    • Approval and supervision of al re-preservation work including all underwater areas
    • Inspection of all work prior to MOD acceptance
    • Delegated financial responsibility for MOD variation budget
    • Planning and control of all trials – both alongside and at sea
    • Compilation and production of the of the ASRP work specification to MOD contract standards.
    • Compilation and production of technical reports regarding various equipment failures

 

Royal Navy Survey Launch

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  • For previous 2 years provided to the MOD Project Oversight for the 5 week ASRP (Annual Survey and Repair Periods) for the Royal Navy’s only small survey launch which has included the removal of the vessel from the water using a boat hoist at Gosport’s Endeavour Quay. This vessel has a GRP hull but with an aluminium superstructure presenting particular challenges with regard to the preservation of the vessel. The launch is MCA coded by Lloyd’s Register and is used for the survey of inland and coastal waters around the UK.
  • This included the planning with the contractor of all the various phases of work in order to meet tight deadlines and the management of all the emergent and extra work additional to the initial specification, including defects identified by the Lloyd’s surveyors at the annual, intermediate and certificate renewal surveys.
  • This work has previously included:
    • Supervision of the removal and replacement of one of the fitted generators
    • Approval and supervision of GRP repairs to both the hull and superstructure areas
    • Completion by the contractor of all maintenance items generated by the planned maintenance system
    • Approval and supervision of all re-preservation work including all underwater areas – including significant work to the superstructure following the breakdown of the existing coatings
    • Diagnosis and formulation of a repair plan for significant rudder bearing misalignment
    • Inspection of all work prior to MOD acceptance
    • Delegated financial responsibility for MOD variation budget
    • Planning and control of all trials – both alongside and at sea
    • Compilation and production of the of the ASRP work specification to MOD contract standards.

 

Army Maritime Ramped Logistic Craft (RCL) – UK

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  • Provided to the MOD Project Oversight for an 8 week refit for one of the Army Maritime Regiment’s UK based Ramped Logistic Craft (RCL) which included the removal of the vessel from the water using a slipway. These vessels are of all steel construction and in class with Lloyd’s Register and are used for the deployment of Army equipment and vehicles around mainly the UK and Europe.
  • This included the planning with the contractor of all the various phases of work in order to meet tight deadlines and the management of all the emergent and extra work additional to the initial specification, including defects identified by the Lloyd’s surveyors at the annual, intermediate and certificate renewal surveys.
  • This work has previously included:
    • Supervision of the removal and replacement with new type main engines and gearboxes
    • Supervision of the removal and replacement with new type main generators
    • Approval and supervision of all steel repairs to all classes of structure including hull plate insert repairs requiring Lloyd’s coded welders. This also included the supervision of the NDT tests at the various phases of welding.
    • Supervision of the completion by the contractor of all maintenance items generated by the planned maintenance system
    • Approval and supervision of all re-preservation work including all underwater areas, ballast tanks, weather deck areas, machinery spaces and internal compartments.
    • Inspection of all work prior to MOD acceptance
    • Planning and control of all trials – both alongside and at sea
    • Management of the MOD variation budget

 

Army Maritime Ramped Logistic Craft (RCL) – Cyprus

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  • Provided to the MOD Project Oversight for an 8 week refit for one of the Army Maritime Regiment’s Cyprus based Ramped Logistic Craft (RCL) which included the removal of the vessel from the water using a slipway at RAF Akrotiri. These vessels are of all steel construction and in class with Lloyd’s Register and are used for the deployment of Army equipment and vehicles around the UK Cyprus areas.
  • This included the planning with the contractor of all the various phases of work in order to meet tight deadlines and the management of all the emergent and extra work additional to the initial specification, including defects identified by the Lloyd’s surveyors at the annual, intermediate and certificate renewal surveys.
  • This work has previously included:
    • Approval and supervision of all steel repairs to all classes of structure including hull plate insert repairs requiring Lloyd’s coded welders. This also included the supervision of the NDT tests at the various phases of welding. This involved significant insert repairs to the fwd ballast tanks.
    • Supervision of the completion by the contractor of all maintenance items generated by the planned maintenance system
    • Approval and supervision of all re-preservation work including all underwater areas, ballast tanks, weather deck areas, machinery spaces and internal compartments.
    • Inspection of all work prior to MOD acceptance
    • Planning and control of all trials – both alongside and at sea
    • Management of the MOD variation budget

 

MSG Capable

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  • Provided to the MOD Project Oversight for a 2 week docking period of the Gibraltar based MOD tender which included the docking of the vessel in one of the graving docks within the commercial docks in Gibraltar. This vessel is of an all steel construction and in class with Lloyd’s Register and is used for support of Royal Navy vessels berthing in Gibraltar.
  • This period was primarily to complete a Lloyd’s intermediate docking survey for the vessel to remain in class however various defects were identified which had to be managed and completed before the vessel could be un-docked.
  • This work included:
    • The supervision of the docking and un-docking of the vessel, including the undocking survey.
    • Liaison with the attending Lloyd’s surveyor
    • Onsite agreement and supervision of the various repairs – including the replacement of hull anodes and a leaking underwater valve
    • Inspection of all work prior to MOD acceptance
    • Negotiation on behalf of the MOD of the price for the emergent work