CBRN Assessment

Nuclear projects top UK MoD risk listing

19 July 2017

Flagship UK nuclear submarine programmes are "unachievable" or "in doubt", according to the 2017 report of the UK Infrastructure and Projects Authority.

The report by the cross-governmental project watchdog, published on 18 July, "red flags" the UK's project to build a production facility for reactor cores for nuclear submarines, saying that "successful delivery of the project appears to be unachievable" and that there are major issues "which at this stage do not appear to be manageable or resolvable". The report says the project at the Rolls-Royce site at Raynesway in Derby is now expected to run approximately GBP250 million (USD326 million) over budget.

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