"The companies have continued on with military build for Astute Class and Future Submarine work
packages, however, volume work has been below expectations.
"ESD's experience in designing and developing manned and unmanned submersibles is a natural extension of the submarine work
we do at Newport News Shipbuilding," said Matt Mulherin, HII corporate vice president and Newport News Shipbuilding president.
It went on: "MacTaggart Scott have concluded that being part of the UK offers the best prospects especially to enable continued submarine work
Crio was originally chosen purely for the submarine work
We will build up to support them, but cross-train our people because the workload is not always sustainable for the submarine work
," Naputi said.
Secondly, to compare costs with BAe is totally unfair as BAe has other work which could be used to offset the costs and make it look more efficient when being compared with Swan Hunter, such as submarine work
. Also, the costs of design in building the leader ship should be shared equally between the four ships and not totally charged against Swan Hunter.
"As the submarine work
comes to an end in Rosyth, there are going to be engineers looking to continue their employment and they may see Devonport as a job opportunity."
"We were very fortunate." In 2007 he got the chance to bid for the first round of the Astute class submarine work
- a move that bore fruit when the work was finally confirmed the following year.
Babcock Naval Services, who manage the base, said a lack of demand for submarine work
meant jobs would go.
'Operational ship and submarine work
would be included,' Dennis Richmond, the company's head of facilities management said, yesterday.
The 390 job losses are due to nuclear submarine work
being transferred to Devonport in England.