Faslane Submarine base

  • Project: Faslane Submarine Base

  • Location: Gare Loch, Scotland

  • Company: AMEC Power and Control Europe

  • Type: BS5308 Instrument and Control Cables

Tratos & AMEC Power and Control Europe

Participating in this project, Tratos was very pleased to support the global endeavours to modernise the Faslane Submarine base infrastructure in Scotland.

This time Tratos UK Ltd has supplied several cables to Faslane Submarine Base, situated on Gare Loch in Scotland. Products included a 30 pair BS5308, Part 1, Type 2 instrumentation and control cable. These cables were integral to the Quayside refurbishment at the Royal Navy’s nuclear submarine facility.

 HM Naval Base Clyde

HM Naval Base Clyde – commonly known throughout the Navy as Faslane – is the Royal Navy’s main presence in Scotland. It is home to the core of the Submarine Service, including the nation’s nuclear deterrent and the new generation of hunter-killer submarines. The Royal Naval Armaments Depot at Coulport, 8 miles from Faslane, is responsible for storing, processing, maintaining, and issuing key elements of the UK’s Trident Deterrent Missile System and the ammunition of all submarine embarked weapons.

It is the Royal Navy’s main presence in Scotland and home to the core of the Submarine Service, including the nation’s nuclear deterrent and the new generation of hunter-killer submarines.

Did you know?

QHM Clyde is a Statutory Harbour Authority with powers conferred from The Clyde Dockyard Port of Gareloch and Loch Long Order 2011, Faslane, Coulport and Rhu narrows byelaws (1986) and Rhu narrows byelaws (1992). QHM Clyde is accountable to the Secretary of State for Defence through the Naval Base Commander (Clyde) with jurisdiction over the Clyde Dockyard Port of Gareloch and Loch Long. The Authority has legal and operational responsibility for the movement of shipping within these areas.  

QHM can issue General Directions to any vessel within the jurisdiction for the purpose of Navigational Safety. This power is also delegated to specifically authorised deputies and assistants (including Harbour Controllers).  These General Directions are to be construed in conjunction with the Clyde Dockyard Port of Gareloch and Loch Long Order 2011, Pilotage Directions and Clyde Warning Notices (Local Notices to Mariners).

The port has evolved from its early days as a Submarine trials area, use as a military port during WW 2 and later as a depot ship, to the port of today, largely handling military vessels (both submarine and surface) and a small amount of commercial and leisure traffic.  There are approximately 1400 movements per year, both military and civilian and a significant amount of military training.

Tratos supports sustainable developments of ports and navy infrastructure

Tratos is very pleased to supply its high-quality cables to ports around the world. In doing so, Tratos supports the global endeavours of port authorities in upgrading and improving their operational capabilities, which contributes to the sustainable development of ports and achieving the 17 UN Global Goals.

With this project, Tratos has supported:

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