Client: BAE Systems
Location: HMNB Portsmouth and Scotstoun
Project: New Build Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV)
Denholm Industrial Services secured the provision of multi-discipline services in support of six new build vessels for BAE Systems. One of the key trades was General and Final Inspection (FI) cleaning. The project spanned six years and resulted in Denholm Industrial Services travelling with the ships built at Portsmouth, Tyneside and Glasgow.
The warship building process requires many skilled operatives working thousands of manhours and, in the process, considerable quantities of waste are produced. BAE Systems needed a service provider that could maintain cleanliness on board the ships throughout their build to avoid a potentially dangerous accumulation of trade waste. These works were to be completed in a congested and high risk environment while maintaining the highest standards of safety and quality.
In addition, and nearing build completion, BAE Systems required all compartments to be deep cleaned prior to final inspection by their customer, The Royal Navy.
Working collaboratively with BAE Systems, Denholm Industrial Services developed a cleaning strategy that ensured the in-build ships were patrolled and cleaned by a dedicated team, regardless of ongoing works. It was necessary to provide a flexible service to accommodate the peaks and troughs in the build programme, which resulted in a dedicated cleaning team that fluctuated between 60 and 120 operatives.
The team removed all trade waste from the vessels and, after segregation, placed the waste in the appropriate receptacle for onward disposal or recycling. Included in our team was a specialist inspection squad to ensure we consistently met the high standards of the client’s onsite inspectors.