2016 Report details for project: New Polar Research Vessel

Project name: New Polar Research Vessel - there are 4 reports for this project: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
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Organisation: BIS (D3) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2016 (data is from Sept 2015)
Category: Infrastructure - see all reports for this category
Description: NERC/British Antarctic Survey has a business need to replace its two aging science/logistics support vessels with a new dual role purpose vessel. The FBC calculated that the NPV of the option selected as best overall Value For Money, (design, build operate a new dual role science/logistics support vessel) resulting in a saving of £102m over a period of 25 years representing the anticipated lifetime of the new asset. The reduction in vessel capacity and attendant running costs is predicted to deliver significant savings with only a minor impact of delivery of science days at sea. The Specification/Statement Of Requirements for the new vessel was developed in consultation with the key stakeholders including, but not limited to, the scientific user community; logistics support staff within the British Antarctic Survey and the Supply Side. Working with the selected shipyard, Cammell Laird we are oprimising the design and on track to deliver the vessel in Autumn 2018. Following intensive commissioning and sea trials, the vessel will enter into service in Autumn 2019.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Green
DCA text: A preferred bidder for the Ship ‘Design and build’ element of the programme will be selected and a signed contract in place by November 2015. Detailed work will be undertaken to consider resource requirements which will then be followed by a recruitment process to fill key posts, for example, an Antarctic Logistics technical advisor and a Business Change Manager within BAS. Further work to resolve uncertainties around costs will be done with to put a detailed programme budget in place early in 2016.
Start date: 2014-05-01
End date: 2019-08-05
Schedule text: Data not provided
Baseline: £41.00m
Forecast: £39.70m
Variance: None%
Variance text: Budget variance less than 5%.
Whole Life Cost: £1,186.00m
WLCost text: Data not provided
Notes1: Budget variance less than 5%.
Sourcefile: IPA_2016.csv

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