Submarine jetty £92 million over budget

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  1. Brotherton Lad

    Brotherton Lad LE Reviewer

    They should sub-contract the work out to the boyos at Dale Farm.

    Who's Liam Fox?
  2. £92 Mill over Budget !!! Shocking, was Werritty going to B&Q to buy individual bags of Concrete Powder & Sand in a Taxi !!
  3. Is it a jetty for submarines or an underwater jetty?

    I'd like to think the answer was obvious, but you never know with the MoD.

    Lessons have been learnt... the HMG including the MoD should be beyond expert in all things by now, the amount of 'lessons learnt' they've had.

    Similarly it's a fcuking jetty.

    Big lump of concrete, would help if it was on the edge of a body of water. Said body of water needs to be deep enough to accomodate vessels to be serviced even at a Low Spring.

    Iron works to tie up to, fresh water, electric and sewage facilities. And a couple of loading cranes.

    It isn't that taxing.

    £92 million over and a coupple of years? Who did we contract the Chuckle Brothers?
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  4. It's not, though. It's a floating jetty, and has a few more services than you mentioned.
  5. Brotherton Lad

    Brotherton Lad LE Reviewer

    Dobhi wallah, pusser's shop, McDonalds and a duty free concession?
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  6. It's still in an established harbour, and even a floating jetty... so a couple of BFO hinges, hammer some greased poles in to keep in in place, a moving ramp and an air pocket inside the concrete/iron. We're not talking about pushing the technological boundaries here are we? Floating jetties... it's the future!

    It isn't goint to be that much more complicated than shore power, fresh water, sewage and a couple of crans (possibly specialised). What more do you need as part of the jetty?
  7. A2_Matelot

    A2_Matelot LE Book Reviewer

    Been done on Rum Ration, non-story.
  8. Admit it, you were part of the original design team.
  9. Not if it is costing an extra £92 million...

    It is a fcuking jetty. Most ports have floating jetties. Why has this one gone over by just shhy of £100 million? Or nearly the wages for nearly 5,000 servicemen for a year (Seamen, Privates and SAC ranks)
  10. A contractual £134Million project is £92 million over spent so far and nearly four years late. Wish I could get a deal like that! :)
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  11. Brotherton Lad

    Brotherton Lad LE Reviewer

    The City of Edinburgh has one like that, too.
  12. Really?
  13. Not just a jetty. It's 44,000 tonnes of steel, concrete, cabling, pipework and certain 'facilities' intended to support UK nuclear submarines for the next 50 years. It is meant to be earthquake proof, will float with the tide, have adjustable buoyancy to maintain a critical level of freeboard and be secured to the sea bed by four giant piles, each as large as Nelson's Column:

    Valiant Floating Submarine Jetty.jpg

    I'm not defending the cost overrun but let's understand what we're talking about here.
  14. Big... but hardly ground breaking stuff. And I am guessing that seeing as it is not being lauded as 'the biggest' by a MoD feed, then there are bigger out there. There are certainly bigger oil rigs.

    Which company built this thing? £139 million contractual agreement, but its cost £92 million more? Is there anything on this jetty that makes it 'unique' or 'ground breaking' in technology? That would warrant such an increase in price?

    If anyone here agreed £139 for a job that has been done before, say tarmacing a drive, would you be happy when the tarmacer slapped another 92 quid on top of the agreed price?

    How do I get a job building widgets for teh MoD? It seems to be lucrative.