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Type 45 power supply upgrade delayed

03 December 2019
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Work to install a third electrical generator into the UK Royal Navy's (RN's) Type 45 destroyers will now not start until next year.

Delays to preparatory work at Portsmouth naval base are blamed for the Type 45 Power Improvement Project (PIP) falling behind schedule, according to a UK naval source.

Work on the project to install the additional generator into the hull of the first Type 45, HMS Dauntless, was planned to start at Cammell Laird shipyard in Birkenhead, Merseyside, in October, but this first slipped to December, and now is expected to start by the end of next March, according to the source.

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