2015 Report details for project: Core Production Capability

Project name: Core Production Capability - 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: 2015 (data is from Sept 2014)
Category: Military - see all reports for this category
Description: The phased regeneration of the current nuclear reactor core production facilities on the Rolls-Royce (RR) site at Raynesway in Derby, the sustainment of the reactor Core Production Capability (CPC) and the development and manufacture of nuclear reactor cores to meet the submarine programme.
DCA (RAG): Amber
DCA text: The Delivery Confidence Assessment reflected the challenges consequent on the project following the Secretary of State's announcement, on 6th March 2014, of his intent to refuel HMS Vanguard, and to maintain options to refuel HMS Victorious. This requirement to manufacture two additional cores has resulted in a five year deferment of phase 2 of regeneration, which is now forecasting completion in 2026 (Full Operating Capability(FOC)), with programme closure following demolition of old facilities in May 2029. The project delivery team and Rolls-Royce continue to work together to reduce the time and cost impact of this change of requirement. There is currently no anticipated impact to the Astute or Successor boat programmes.
Start date: 2012-04-23
End date: 2029-05-02
Schedule text: The requirement to refuel HMS Vanguard, with the option to refuel HMS Victorious, is an extension to the scope approved at Main Gate, and the consequential impact upon CPC is a five year deferment to the approved FOC date (May 2021). This deferment allows the manufacturing of cores for Astute and Successor boat 1 in parallel facilities. The project delivery team and Rolls-Royce continue to investigate potential opportunities to improve the programme's resilience. Phase 1 of regeneration continues to make good progress with the construction and fitting-out of buildings, and purchase and trials of equipment. Completion of phase 1 is currently forecasted to be March 2017.
Baseline: £144.15m
Forecast: £144.23m
Variance: 0.10%
Variance text: Budget variance less than 5%
Whole Life Cost: £1,268.97m
WLCost text: This cost represents the current approved baseline cost which includes: regenerating and sustaining the core production capability, personnel, training, plant, equipment and raw materials, and development and manufacture of cores. The cost is expected to increase, subject to approval, due to the change of requirement as above. This cost includes the additional material, resources and dual running of the facilities required to manufacture the additional cores.
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Sourcefile: IPA_2015.csv

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