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Emergency arrangements “below standard” at Barrow submarine shipyard

Emergency arrangements and management systems at the BAE Systems shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness are “significantly below standard” and require improvement, according to the government's nuclear safety regulator.

£300 million spending programme to allow construction of new Trident submarines at Barrow

The Ministry of Defence has announced a £300 million upgrade programme for the BAE Systems shipyard at Barrow-in-Furness to allow construction of new 'Successor' class Trident replacement submarines.

Defence secretary publishes update on progress with Trident replacement

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has published the second of a series of annual updates on the Trident replacement programme and announced two further contracts with BAE Systems for work on the programme.

Ministry of Defence releases information on Successor submarine design contracts

The Ministry of Defence has released a list of fifty contracts currently in place for the development of the new 'Successor' Trident replacement submarine that is intended to replace the UK's current Vanguard class nuclear weapon submarines.

Construction work begins on new submarine reactor core facilities at Rolls-Royce in Derby

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has given permission for Rolls-Royce Marine Power Operations Ltd to commence the first phase of construction for a major rebuilding programme for the company's Nuclear Fuel Production Plant at Raynesway in Derby.

£800 million contract for nuclear submarine reactor production

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has agreed a ten year contract worth around £800 million with Rolls-Royce Submarines to deliver and maintain nuclear propulsion plants for the Royal Navy's nuclear powered submarines.

Audit Office: 'More to do' in improving Ministry of Defence equipment project performance

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) needs to do “consistently better” in improving cost management and reducing delays in the delivery of its major equipment projects according to the government's financial watchdog.

Inquiry identifies alternatives to Trident for Barrow

An independent inquiry into the implications of the Government’s Trident Alternatives Review for the economy of Barrow-in-Furness – the location of the BAE Systems shipyard where new submarines to replace the current Trident submarines would be built – has concluded that the town is not facing a ‘Trident or nothing’ choice for protecting local jobs.

BAE Systems - EADS merger plan fails

The proposed corporate merger between BAE Systems and EADS has collapsed as a result of the failure of the governments involved in the deal – Germany, France and the United Kingdom – to reach agreement on operating arrangements for the new merged company.