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Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) Base Porting Project Infrastructure

VolkerStevin has been appointed by the DIO as the principal contractor on the Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) Base Porting Infrastructure Project.

The design and build contract, which is worth £34.4m, is to reconstruct the secure tidal berth on the Middle Slip Jetty at Her Majesty's Naval Base Portsmouth (HMNB Portsmouth), which will house the new Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers.

Scope of work:

  • Demolition and replacement of the 1920s and 1970s sections of the Middle Slip Jetty
  • The addition of two new fender spacer units
  • New navigation aids to be installed
  • Refurbishment and upgrade of the existing jetty and berthing facilities, including the upgrade of the shore side infrastructure
  • Reconfiguration of the jetty to provide a potable water supply and other vessel support services
  • Modifications to the jetty face to accommodate other types of vessels
  • Provision of a dedicated high voltage electrical supply

Once complete, HMNB Portsmouth will be home to two new aircraft carriers – HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince Of Wales – the biggest ships ever built for the Royal Navy.

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