Caption: Inside Devonshire Dock Hall (picture courtesy of BAE Systems)
The BAE Systems Submarines facility in Barrow-in-Furness is undergoing a huge transformation as it continues to deliver the nation’s at sea nuclear deterrent.
While the site on the southern tip of Cumbria has changed dramatically with the erection of the huge Central Yard Facility, where the new Dreadnought-class submarines will be built, Solomons Europe has been supporting the development of two new facilities.
They are a new installation facility (D58) and manufacturing facility (D59), which are being developed next to the huge Devonshire Dock Hall, where the current Astute class submarines are currently being built.
We are providing contractor Morgan Sindall with a variety of services to support the £200 million five-year project, which will further enhance the submarine building capabilities at the nationally-important site.
BAE Systems Submarines in Barrow has been at the cutting-edge of the design, build, test and commissioning of advanced submarines for more than 50 years, supplying its client the Royal Navy, with world-leading underwater capability.
BAE Systems is second only to Sellafield Ltd in terms of its size as an employer and its size as a contractor.