Glasgow Shipyard To Install Solar Panels On Ship Build Hall

Glasgow Shipyard To Install Solar Panels On Ship Build Hall - Merchant Navy Info - News

BAE Systems in Govan, Glasgow shipyard, has presented a planning application to install solar panels on the huge Ship Block Outfit Hall (SBOH).

While the firm has elected to limit the planning application from public view, the proposal description is visible. It states:

“Proposed installation of roof-mounted photovoltaic solar panels to building 9610 (SBOH Facility).”

This is not the only work going on at the site, however.

A current Parliamentary exchange approved the planned completion date of the new Shipbuilding Hall at Govan.

James Cartlidge, Minister of State, Ministry of Defence, stated:

“BAE Systems has announced that on current plans, the new shipbuilding hall at Govan will be completed in 2024. The new shipbuilding hall is key to the improvements the company plans to make at its Clyde shipyards.

These include digitizing the facilities at both Govan and Scotstoun alongside a range of infrastructure and automation improvements. Such as tablets and kiosk screens on the shop floor. To streamline production processes. The company also intends to open its Applied Shipbuilding Academy in 2024.”

I earlier reported that planning permission had been given for a huge new shipbuilding hall at the BAE Systems site in Govan. Work on the first ship to be built in the facility will soon begin.

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