by tocle on July 22nd, 2011 - Comments Off
A&P Group will be celebrating the completion of one of its largest projects at the company’s shipyard in Hebburn, Newcastle as work on building the modules that form part of the new aircraft carrier the HMS Queen Elizabeth, comes to a close.
The modules will be loaded onto barges in September to start their journey to Rosyth in Scotland where the first carrier will be assembled. The massive modules will form part of the flight deck and hangar of the HMS Queen Elizabeth, which will be the largest surface warship ever built in the UK. The project began on 1 March 2010 when the first steel was cut and many of the workers at the yard have been involved in the project as it progressed. On Wednesday 24 August A&P Tyne will be throwing open its doors to locals and dignitaries, special guests and the media to hold a celebration event. This will include a unique opportunity to tour the carrier modules and find out facts and figures in an on site exhibition about this huge project.