Surrey-based engineering services group,Frazer-Nash
, has secured a contract to support ongoing work on theRoyal Navy
’s new aircraft carriers, the HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales.
The contract involves design research, product development and technical assessment work on the carriers.
Most of the work will be carried out at future aircraft carrier (CVF) project’s Bristol headquarters as well as Rosyth and Scotstoun shipyards, where different components of the carriers are being produced.
Mark Docton, Frazer-Nash’s CVF project manager, said: ‘This announcement underlines the quality of our work for the MoD, and reiterates the important role that we play in the development of the new carriers.
‘When completed, the new carriers will be the most potent the Royal Navy has ever operated.
'Their development, therefore, demands the highest-quality engineering support – something that we are well-placed to provide with our team of technical engineers, systems engineers and naval architects.’
According to Frazer-Nash, around 15 staff will be involved on the project at any one time and work is expected to last until June 2010.
As well as on-site support to CVF, Fraser-Nash has separately been involved in delivering around forty other individual projects in the development of HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales.
Commander Andy Lison, the MoD’s lead for all aspects of aviation integration, said: ‘Frazer-Nash have been a key supplier of engineering services to the Aircraft Carrier Alliance as we have developed the technical solution and understood the issues associated with the design of the platform.
'Maintaining a high level of technical expertise in support of the ship-build phase of the programme is fundamental to the success of the project, and the award of this contract is testimony to this requirement.’