HMS Queen Elizabeth has taken a major step forward following the delivery of 500 tonnes of fuel for trials last month.
DE&S was responsible for providing fuel for trials. Jason Marshall, Head of the Marine Systems Group said:
“This was a complex evolution to deliver 18 road tanker loads of fuel to the ship across a number of days. Working closely with our industry colleagues in the Aircraft Carrier Alliance and our fuel suppliers we have been able to complete the activity on time to support commissioning of the fuel system.”
It is also understood a boom is now in the water and surrounding the ship.
Crew move aboard in May 2016, sea trials begin in August 2016 and the supercarrier moves to Portsmouth in 2017.