Earlier this morning, the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, entered Portsmouth dockyard for the first time and docked alongside Portsmouth Naval base.
The new £3 billion aircraft carrier, which features two “islands” and weighs in at approximately 65,000 tonnes, is the first in the QE Class and was assembled in Rosyth dockyard, Scotland. It’s sister ship, HMS Prince of Wales, is due to enter service later this year or early 2018.
Coretek are proud to have been a part of this mammoth project, in partnership with BAE Systems. Having started the project in 2015, Coretek’s Infrastructure department have since laid many kilometres of copper and fibre cables and installed new radar and microwave technologies. Coretek’s Consultancy team designed the new networking system from scratch and have also installed and configured the active networking equipment.
This all forms a sophisticated tracking system which allows ships to come in and out of the port safely.
Coretek CEO, Garry Miller, said:
“This is a major achievement for a local British Business, and really showcases some of what Coretek can offer.”
“It is great that the new home of HMS Queen Elizabeth is so close, and we look forward to working along side BAE Systems and the Royal Navy in the future.”
Admiral Sir Philip Jones, the head of the Royal Navy, said:
“HMS Queen Elizabeth is the nation’s future flagship; the embodiment of Britain in steel and spirit.”
“In the years and decades to come, she and her sister ship will demonstrate the kind of nation we are – not a diminished nation, withdrawing from the world, but a confident, outward-looking and ambitious nation, with a Royal Navy to match.”
“So this is truly a proud moment for Portsmouth, for the Royal Navy and for the United Kingdom. Today, we’ve shown the world how to welcome a Queen.”
Coretek are a local IT company, supporting many businesses and schools across the South. Founded in 1999, Coretek offer services ranging from structured cabling to IT support and consultancy services.