Friday, July 29, 2011

Block Of British Carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth Unveiled


Workers at BAE Systems will today move the huge mid section of HMS Queen Elizabeth, the first of the new aircraft carriers for the Royal Navy, out of the company’s shipbuilding hall at Govan, giving the public a spectacular view of the scale of the giant warship.

After six months of planning, a team of 10 will move the 8,000 tonne mid section, known as Lower Block 03, 200 metres across the specially reinforced tarmac at the yard in just one hour using 64 remote controlled transporters.

Steven Carroll, Queen Elizabeth Class Project Director at BAE Systems, said: “I’m extremely proud of the team’s huge achievement today, being on track to successfully load the mid section of the hull out of our hall on time and built to an exceptional standard.


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