Warbreck Engineering and Construction’s 24,000sqm facility is fully equipped and serviced, offering specialist engineering, outfit and large scale fabrications in a range of materials including carbon and stainless steels and aluminium.
The contract will see Warbreck Engineering & Construction manufacturing a substantial structural support framework as part of a plan to create a full-size steel replica of the new Successor class submarine’s nuclear reactor compartment.
The support framework will be manufactured and assembled in sections - dimensionally checked at each stage - and then shipped to the BAE Systems site in Barrow, where it will be re-assembled. Its primary use will be to allow personnel to safely access the mock up, carry out design justification reviews and assist in the development of future crew by enabling training activities to be undertaken in a ‘real life’ scenario. The replica will not contain any nuclear materials.
Warbreck Engineering & Construction is one of the first UK companies to commence work on the project having been tasked with creating an intricate support structure to allow viewing and access to the full-size replica of the nuclear PWR3 (pressurised water reactor).
The Successor class is the next generation of British nuclear submarine and will replace the current Vanguard class from 2028.
The Successor submarines will be amongst the stealthiest in the world, with the ability to circumnavigate the globe without surfacing and fire missiles from a distance of 1000km. The Successor class will also be the first vessel to carry the Rolls-Royce PWR3 reactor.