VIP Day for Calder’s Managing Director
Calder Industrial Materials Ltd Managing Director Maurice Bailey was one of 100 specially invited guests attending the 13th October Keel Laying Ceremony for the fifth hunter-killer Astute class submarine “Anson” at BAE Systems in Barrow-In-Furness. Guest of honour was the Minister for International Security Strategy, Gerald Howarth MP.
BAE Systems is the lead contractor for the Astute Class submarine programme for the UK Royal Navy, and Calder Industrial Materials is a major components supplier to the Barrow based company.
About the day Maurice commented “The keel laying is the first major milestone for any shipbuilding project. It is the maritime equivalent of setting the foundations of a building and is a very significant part of the process of building a nuclear submarine. I was very honoured to be invited by BAE Systems to attend on behalf of Calder Industrial Materials Ltd, and I believe it reflects the close working relationship we have established over the years with this major UK Defence contractor. Whilst I represented Calder at the ceremony, this is an endorsement of the excellent work of the whole Calder team in delivering quality technical products to an extremely demanding delivery schedule”.