Unison helps build new £3bn warship

August 17th, 2017

The Queen Elizabeth arrives at Portsmouth. Ian Simpson/ Royal Navy/PA Wire

We have been celebrating here at Unison this week as Britain’s new £3bn Naval aircraft carrier was welcomed into her home port of Portsmouth.

We provided all-electric tube bending machine which were used to bend more than four miles of pipe work for the Queen Elizabeth warship.

Our machines carried out the work to the warship at the BAE Scotstoun Shipyard in Glasgow. Alan Pickering, from Unison, said it was a very proud day for Unison and “long may it continue”.

Speaking at the event, Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said: “We welcome our mighty new warship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, to her home for the very first time. “She is Britain’s statement to the world: a demonstration of British military power and our commitment to a bigger global role. “The thousands of people across the UK who have played a part in building her and her sister ship, HMS Prince of Wales, should be immensely proud as our future flagship enters Portsmouth.”

With thanks to Carl Gavaghan at The Scarborough News

 

 

 

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