HMS Enterprise refit
The docks are gearing up for a busy period with the arrival at the end of the week of HMS Enterprise for a major dry docking and refit.
HMS Enterprise was built at Appledore in Devon, and launched on May 2, 2002. She and her sister HMS Echo were designed to carry out a wide range of survey work, including support to submarine and amphibious operations, through the collection of oceanographic and bathymetric (analysis of the ocean, its salinity and sound profile) data.
The tanker Sarnia Cherie has arrived for dry docking. Work continues on the tanker Eships Eagle and the Italian roll on roll off vessel Grande Sao Paolo in number two dock. This is the first ship from the Grimaldi fleet to have a new rudder fitted.
The four ship multi-million pound contract will see A&P Falmouth constructing four large rudders measuring approximately 8.6m high & 6m wide - weighing 42 tonnes each – for Grimaldi’s multi-purpose ships Grande San Paolo, Grande Buenos Aires, Grande Francia and Grande Nigeria.