In the first of a new six-part television series on the ‘Yesterday’ Channel last evening the ‘Impossible Engineering’ of the British Navy’s new mammoth aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, was highlighted in brilliant detail.
The largest and most powerful warship in the history of the British Royal Navy was floated for the first time at the docks in Rosyth, Scotland, on Friday 4th July last year and is the very vanguard of naval engineering. At 65,000 tonnes and costing £4.9 billion, the ship is the most sophisticated every built in the UK and simply dwarfs its predecessors.
And for the team building it, this giant piece of ‘Impossible Engineering’ is a once in a lifetime project.
HMS Queen Elizabth is the first of two new aircraft carriers being delivered by the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, a unique partnering relationship between BAE Systems, Thales UK, Babcock and the Ministry of Defence.
McGeoch Technology has supplied over 12,000 lighting units for the ship together with 300 control & instrumental panels and a further 300 electrical distribution panels. The company secured the contract for both ships back in 2010 and will complete supply by the end of 2015.
You can discover the cutting-edge engineering techniques behind the world’s pioneering megastructures and, more specifically, how the Navy’s mammoth HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier was built, by clicking on this link …