2015 Report details for project: Queen Elizabeth Programme

Project name: Queen Elizabeth 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: 2015 (data is from Sept 2014)
Category: Military - see all reports for this category
Description: The Programme will deliver 2 x Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, capable of operating Lightning II and Merlin aircraft (Crowsnest), as key elements of the Carrier Enabled Power Projection Programme (CEPP). HMS Queen Elizabeth (ISD December 2017) and HMS Prince of Wales (ISD March 2020) will be delivered with the flexibility to operate a broader range of aircraft types in the widest range of roles in the future.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Red
DCA text: At Q2 a significant amount of build activity on the critical path for HMS Queen Elizabeth remained behind schedule. The programme was assessed as Amber / Red due to uncertainty over the ability to recover the backlog of outstanding work and to control costs. The lack of useable Management Information (MI) was also a concern. The lack of useable MI remains a concern although recent engagements between DE&S and Navy Command HQ have now established a clear path to a useable MI tool. Once the analysis of the third (following the Programme rebaselining in May 14) Estimate at Completion (EAC3) and the new build Schedule has been finalised, a robust baseline will be established from which to move forward.
Start date: 1998-12-01
End date: 2023-03-31
Schedule text: Some of the Alliance Management Board's initiatives are starting to bite and strike rates are improving in areas. This is encouraging and we look forward to tangible progress in adherence to schedule, although schedule risks remain. We continue to work with the Alliance Management Board to mitigate this and to resolve areas critical to the capability of HMS Queen Elizabeth. Early indications of progress on Prince of Wales are that build quality is significantly improved and the current performance, cost and time remain on track.
Baseline: £844.81m
Forecast: £810.06m
Variance: -4.10%
Variance text: Budget variance less than 5%
Whole Life Cost: £7,209.06m
WLCost text: The increase in whole life costs since Q2 2013/14 was due to the subsequent inclusion of costs associated with multiple Defence Lines Of Development (DLOD): for example Support and Infrastructure expenditure. This aligns with the recent Defence Operating Model FOC instruction to capture programmes’ costs cross-DLOD. There was no material change to the build cost. Work continues to define the In-Service Support Solution for both spares and the maintenance routine post 2023, resource allocation for items such as spares is being reassessed and spares availability reviewed to establish accurate whole life costs.
Sourcefile: IPA_2015.csv

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