We executed a critical design programme with stakeholders to achieve a unique Safety Case on the £120m nuclear submarine berthing facility, and reconciled contract variations on behalf of the lead consultant, negotiating £2.1m in additional design fees.
The new Astute-class is the largest, most advanced and most powerful attack submarine ever operated by the Royal Navy, and their addition to the fleet required a new berthing facility at their home port at HM Naval Base Clyde in Scotland.
A prime contract had been awarded for the design and construction of the facility and we were engaged by the specialist structural and nuclear design sub-consultant to manage and restore stakeholder confidence in their delivery programme.
We collaborated with the integrated project team on site and led the home based design team to complete the nuclear safety case design as scheduled, reconciling variations in the original scope of works since the commencement of the design commission some 3 year before.
We improved their management controls, submitting the Design Brief as required and negotiated £2.1m in additional fees on behalf of the consultant.