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BAE to Participate in Spain’s S-80 Submarine Program

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S-80 cutaway, labeled(click to view full) In its first submarine export order in more than 20 years, BAE Systems Submarine Solutions will fabricate and assemble fore and aft pressure hull domes for Spain’s 4 S-80 Class submarines in its Barrow-in-Furness shipyard, under the terms of the “multi million-pound agreement”… The domes will be manufactured using a GBP 2 million, 2,500 tonne dome press facility, which is also used to create the pressure hull domes for Britain’s new nuclear-powered Astute Class attack submarines. The press was purchased from former supplier Motherwell Bridge Steel in Scotland in order to secure key supply equipment following Motherwell Bridge’s decision to cease manufacture of the domes. BAE Systems arranged for the massive press to be dismantled, refurbished and then rebuilt in the specialist steel-working facility at the Barrow shipyard. BAE Systems Submarine Solutions has already begun work on the contract for Navantia, and the first 2 boat sets will be fully welded and completed in Barrow. The last two will be partly assembled and welded in Barrow, with final welding set to take place in Navantia’s facilities in Cartagena, Spain with support from BAE Systems Solutions as required. BAE’s Simon Jones said: “A lot of […]

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