Fairfields Heritage - Shipbuilding on the Clyde

16th August 2023 6:00 pm

Sven Hanssen, Manufacturing & Operations Director for BAE Systems Maritime – Naval Ships and colleagues Alan Nicholson, Head of Programme and Euan Fullerton, Head of Manufacturing Engineering will talk about the investment and development programmes being undertaken by BAE Systems that will transform their current operations and secure shipbuilding in Glasgow for decades to come.They will cover:

• Their new Ship Assembly Hall: A world class facility in Govan and one of the largest industrial buildings in Scotland. The new hall will be able to accommodate the full build of two Type 26 Frigates under cover.

• Digital Shipbuilder: Incorporating the digital thread from design, through build, to completion. This will modernise their working practices, bringing information directly to their operational teams through cutting edge digital channels.

• Applied Skills Academy: A new educational facility to be built in Scotstoun, supercharging their capability, developing their workforce from shop floor to boardroom.

• Their new Panel Line, Govan: Forming part of their steelwork transformational activities that will, combined with technology insertion and associated changes in working practices, drive improved productivity and better quality output

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