But there was another, more pressing reason, for the speedy refit
programme -- the state of many CRS stores, which Macleod describes as "shocking".
The pounds 50million refit
and the pounds 5million-a-year operating costs would have to be met from private sources or the Royal Family.
We will be deploying all the lessons we have learnt and all the understanding we have developed of this vessel over the last six years to ensure the refit
delivers the best possible results for the RFA and MOD.
Zvezdochka, which specialises in repair and refit
of nuclear-powered boats, has already refitted four of India's diesel-electric fleet, Sindhuvir (S58), Sinduratna (S59), Sindhugosh (S55) and Sindhudvhaj (S56).
will be offered throughout North America through ARXX's established distributor and dealer network.
The UAE is the only country in the region to have launched such initiatives to refit
the vessels from the GCC countries.
Although the refit
team often had to work around the 600 crew members, an unforeseen benefit that saved time and money was that important plant and equipment was not switched off, and therefore did not have to be recomissioned, a stage where problems often arise.
The store, which had a pounds 700,000 refit
, now features the group's new identity, The Co-operative.
Built and launched at Swan Hunter in Wallsend in 1981, the aircraft carrier has been away from frontline duties for two years and began the refit
last June in Rosyth, Scotland.
starts after the shop closes on Saturday,, with reopening scheduled for Monday February 21.
All stores should be receiving deliveries from the Co-op Group by the third week in December, with the main refit
programme to begin in earnest in January, said a spokeswoman.
She is then closed for refit
from January 6 to March 13, when a quayside exhibition will open with demonstrations of the refit
activities including rope and sail repairs and traditional carpentry.
BRITAIN'S most powerful aircraft carrier sailed under the Forth Bridge yesterday heading to Rosyth Dockyard for a pounds 100million refit
BRITAIN'S most powerful aircraft carrier, HMS Illustrious, will arrive at Rosyth Dockyard in Fife today for a pounds 100million refit
Sending Vanguard and its sister subs to Rosyth at this late stage would amount to cancelling the refit
with Devon- port.