2017 Report details for project: Carrier Enabled Power Projection

Project name: Carrier Enabled Power Projection - there are 6 reports for this project: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
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Organisation: MOD (D17) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2017 (data is from Sept 2016)
Category: Military - see all reports for this category
Description: The scope of the core CEPP Programme is the QEC Carriers, the F-35B Lightning II and the CROWSNEST capability for the Multi-role Merlin. The main focus is the successful delivery of a Carrier Strike capability which is assessed to be the most technically challenging and Force stressing requirement. The other elements of fighting power (amphibious capability and the support shipping) will be managed as key dependencies. The aim is to deliver a successful UK Carrier Strike capability by the end of 2020 followed by enabling the broader CEPP capabilities.
DCA (RAG): Amber
DCA text: Delivery of the Programme remains challenging as we transition from the ‘build phase’ of the projects, through trials and testing into operational service. Contractor sea trials for the first carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, are planned to commence in Summer 2017. Pending evidence from successful sea trials, Programme delivery confidence will likely remain Amber. The Department will need to be wary of increasing delivery risk by adding activity to an already taut schedule. As recognised in the recent NAO Report into ‘Delivering Carrier Strike’, the top 10 CEPP Risks are being actively managed and mitigated through robust governance and programme controls that ensure coherence of the core projects and their key dependencies with the rest of Defence.
Start date: 2011-01-31
End date: 2030-12-01
Schedule text: The Project ‘baselined’ end date remains December 2030. However, the current forecast end date is December 2026, reflecting the point at which the Full Operating Capability of CEPP is planned to be achieved. The Amber RAG status reflects the significant risks and issues which exist in a number of areas, plus the technical challenge of taking a ‘first of class’ complex warship to sea for the first time. The objectives issued by the SRO are the key to improving the Delivery Confidence Assessment and keeping the programme on schedule, by promptly addressing the risks and issues. This appears feasible at this stage.
Baseline: £1.58m
Forecast: £1.33m
Variance: -16.00%
Variance text: These costs represent the marginal costs of running the CEPP Programme Management Office. The budget variance reflects the Department’s initiative to reduce operating costs by 15% this year.
Whole Life Cost: £21.81m
WLCost text: The Whole Life Costs above reflect the marginal costs of running the CEPP Programme Management Office over the life of the programme. The Whole Life Costs for the constituent projects (QEP / Lightning II and CROWSNEST) are reported within their own Programme submissions.
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Sourcefile: IPA_2017.csv

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