Our teams of qualified, dedicated and skilled Field Service Engineers have been an integral part of the build teams working to ensure the successful, punctual, completion of the two largest warships ever constructed in the UK – The QEC Class Aircraft Carriers.
From initial contract award in 2009, we have supplied our advanced composite GRE pipes and fittings for both HMS Queen Elizabeth and her sister ship HMS Prince of Wales, which is still in the construction phase. We have supplied, fabricated and assisted in the install of approximately 10,000M of 4″ to 28″ diameter pipe systems in 3600 spools to date.
We are also designing, supplying and fabricating Phenolic Grating for installation on the flightdeck catwalk and island walkways – a total requirement of 1600M²and the first time composite gratings have been supplied to such a substantial scale for new build naval vessels.
HMS Queen Elizabeth was officially named and floated in July 2014, but work continues in preparation of her system commissioning later this year. If you would like to see us at work on the QEC you can view our video via the following link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfDHYxo3f3I.
Fiber Glass Systems currently have several teams of our Field Service Engineers based at the vessels site at Rosyth, led by Senior Site Supervisor Warren Hedley. The teams are engaged in design change works to the installed Seawater GRE piping systems, together with standard site works in all GRE pipe systems.
The HMS Prince of Wales build is progressing at an impressive rate, with block units being added regularly. Pipex px® Site Supervisor Robert Black and his team of 4 Field Service Engineers are currently based at the LB04 unit at Govan completing design change & normal site works to installed GRE pipework systems in preparation of the Block Unit’s completion and move to Rosyth in May 2015.
The QEC is just one of many ground-breaking projects that we are involved in, keep checking our news section to find out the latest updates…