More than 200 delegates, representing 130 suppliers, took part in a Nu-Tech organised HMNB Clyde Capital Infrastructure Industry Day earlier this month in what has been described as a ‘major success’.

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.

Organised on behalf of the UK’s Defence Infrastructure Organisation (part of the Ministry of Defence) and the Royal Navy, the one-day Industry Day in Erskine, Renfrewshire was meant to inform potential bidders and others in the supply chain about the procurement process necessary to support the upcoming Clyde Capital Infrastructure Programme.

This process is intended to put in place a Framework for delivery of infrastructure to support the work on the naval base over the next 10 years including major refurbishment of existing infrastructure and new facilities to support of future activities.

Alongside presentations given by key staff from the Defence Infrastructure Organisation and the Clyde Naval Base, more than 30 of the participating companies also chose to demonstrate their capabilities in a parallel Supplier Networking Exhibition giving attendees from across the supply chain a chance to see available technologies and where future opportunities might exist for collaboration.

Speaking after the event, Nu-Tech explained: “The Industry Day received an unprecedented number of applications from companies wanting to attend to the point where it was over-subscribed and we simply couldn’t accommodate any more due to limitations on the size of the venue. Having pulled the event together in just a matter of weeks we were delighted to have achieved such a high turnout of companies and hope the information they received will help them to decide if they have the necessary skills to bid for the infrastructure work at HMNB Clyde when it becomes available.