2014 Report details for project: Maritime Sustainment Programme

Project name: Maritime Sustainment Programme - there are 7 reports for this project: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
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Organisation: MOD (D17) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2014 (data is from Sept 2013)
Category: Military - see all reports for this category
Description: The Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability (MARS) Tankers will replace the current single hulled tankers operated by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary which are no longer fully compliant with international maritime legislation, with an efficient and cost effective solution providing support for the sustainment of Future Force 2020. These ships will provide valuable bulk fuels capability in support of the Royal Navy and forces ashore, including the new QEC Class Aircraft Carriers and on operations as varied as Littoral Manoeuvre, constabulary and humanitarian relief, through to the 2040s. Four Tide Class ships (RFA TIDESPRING, RFA TIDERACE, RFA TIDESURGE, RFA TIDEFORCE) have been ordered from DSME South Korea, to a basic design by UK company BMT Group. Once built the ships will be made ready in the UK for operational deployment during a period of customisation and trials before entering service.
DCA (RAG): Green
DCA text: The project is progressing in accordance with the Project Plan and within budget.
Start date: 2005-07-25
End date: 2018-04-30
Schedule text: The project is progressing in accordance with the Project Plan. The Department’s approvals process for the MARS Tanker project completed in December 2012, as a result the project end date in this return has been updated to reflect the confirmed project baseline end date of 30/4/2018 (from 30/6/2019 in the previous publication).
Baseline: £57.30m
Forecast: £57.30m
Variance: 0.00%
Variance text: N/A
Whole Life Cost: £1,664.03m
WLCost text: The Whole Life Costs data in this publication reflects the completion of the Department's approval process in December 2012 which confirmed the project baseline. The WLC figure is anticipated to change in next year's publication due to a change in the way WLC are reported.
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Sourcefile: IPA_2014.csv

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