We’re helping to deliver the aircraft carriers HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH and HMS PRINCE OF WALES as part of the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, a unique partnership between Babcock, BAE Systems, Thales UK and the MOD.
The scale of the project is immense: to design, build and deliver the nation’s flagships – the largest, most powerful warships ever built for the Royal Navy. Each flight deck is the size of 60 Wimbledon tennis courts and each ship will have two 33-ton propellers.
Creating ships on this scale is an extraordinary feat of engineering. The partnership will use more than 3,100km of electric cable, 2 million metres of fibre optic cable, more than 182km of piping, 41km of ventilation trunking and 40,000 tonnes of steel to deliver each ship. But when they are delivered, we’ll have helped create history.