The UK’s entire fleet of 11 submarines will be based at Faslane by 2020.
Faslane is the second biggest single-site employer in Scotland, after the new Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.
Direct employment at the base is currently around 6,500 with many more thousands dependent on the base for jobs through the supply chain.
It is understood that around 11,000 are directly and indirectly reliant on the base.By 2020 the number of people directly employed at the base rises to 8,200.
At Faslane around £1.3bn is being invested to support operational boats.The programme detail is summarised below.
|Project||Due to finish|
|Faslane Nuclear Infrastructure Continuous Availability Project||2027|
|Coulport Infrastructure Continuous Availability Project||2030|
|Nuclear Support Hub||2021|
|Clyde Programme Requirements||2022|
|Submarine Escape Rescue Abandonment and Survival||2019|
|Submarine Training Facility||2021|
|Training Facility Extension||2019|
|Security Continuous Availability Programme||2021|
|Single Living Accommodation 1||2019|
|Single Living Accommodation 2||2018|
|Single Living Accommodation 3||TBC|
|Glen Douglas Transport Point||2018|
|Coulport Water Refurbishment||TBC|
|Submarine Support Hub||TBC|
Engineer Volker Stevin in February 2018 held a supplier engagement event in Helensburgh to meet potential suppliers for the £500m development of the base as the Royal Navy’s submarine centre of specialisation.