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Galliford Try to build Navy dunk tanks

27 Apr 16 The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has handed Galliford Try a £15m contract to build a new training facility for the Royal Naval Air Station at Yeovilton in Somerset.

The facility at RNAS Yeovilton (AHR)
The facility at RNAS Yeovilton (AHR)

The aircraft / amphibious vehicle underwater escape and survival training facility will have three dunk tanks within a single-storey building. The facilities will be used for training personnel in underwater evacuation.

This is the first contract that Galliford Try has secured since being selected for the DIO’s Next Generation Estates Contracts (NGEC) national capital works framework. It also represents one of the most significant operational facilities Galliford Try has ever constructed in the defence sector as principal contractor.

DIO project manager Simon Jones said:  “Building this facility is an important part of our commitment to world-class military training and the signing of this contract is an important first milestone in this process. Building work will commence shortly and we aim to hand the facility over to the Royal Navy in December 2017.” 

Galliford Try defence director Keith Yarham said that Galliford Try had earmarked defence as “a key sector for our business”.

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