2016 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: 2016 (data is from Sept 2015)
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.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Green
DCA text: A Gateway Level 0 Review was held in February 2015 which identified a number of actions including improving documentation, training and provision of Government Furnished Equipment (GFE). These actions are being tracked and actively addressed. A Gateway Level 4 review is planned for Autumn 2016.
Start date: 2005-07-25
End date: 2018-04-30
Schedule text: The delivery of the Heavy Replenishment at Sea (HRAS) project of MSP has completed and the project has proved that the 5 tonne replenishment at sea capability can be delivered. Overall, the MARS Tanker project is on track to deliver four ships by the project end date. A significant number of key build milestones have been achieved: Cut Steel for Ships 2-4 were all achieved on time (Nov 14, Jun 15 and Dec 15), Keel Lay for Ships 2 & 3 also achieved on time (Jun and Dec 15 ), and Launch of Ship 1 took place as planned in October 2015. However, the build programme is behind schedule due to complexities encountered during construction. This is being monitored and managed in conjunction with the Contractor (DSME).
Baseline: £194.98m
Forecast: £176.84m
Variance: -9.30%
Variance text: Variance between budget and forecast is due to savings made against the UK Customisation and Capability Trials (UKCCATS) contract placed with A&P Group, and further savings derived on the build programme.
Whole Life Cost: £596.50m
WLCost text: Current forecast for Whole Life Cost is within budget.
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Sourcefile: IPA_2016.csv

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