Private Finance Initiative

Defence written question – answered on 12th February 2004.

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Photo of Nicholas Soames Nicholas Soames Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the Private Finance Initiative projects let by his Department since 1997; how long each process took; and who the contractors were.

Photo of Adam Ingram Adam Ingram Minister of State (Armed Forces), Ministry of Defence

The Private Finance Initiative projects that have been let since 1997 are listed as follows. The table indicates the successful consortium/contractor and identifies the length of the process from project initiation to contract award.

The project initiation date is not known for the RAF Fylingdales Power Station project.

Project Contractor Duration—years
Hazardous Stores Information System ICL 1.09
Defence Fixed Telecommunications System INCA 15.51
Electronic Messaging Service Bull Information Services 1.25
Medium Support Helicopter Aircrew Training Facility CAE 2.42
Hawk Synthetic Training Facility Reflectone (UK) Ltd. 1.95
Armed Forces Personnel Administration Agency EDS 1.76
Joint Services Command and Staff College Laing-Serco 3.92
RAF Family Quarters Lossiemouth Covesea 1.50
Attack Helicopter Training Service Aviation Training International Ltd. 2.33
Family Quarters Yeovilton Western Challenge Housing Association 1.50
RAF Lyneham Sewage Treatment Wessex Water 0.44
Tidworth Water and Sewerage Thames Water plc 2.67
RAF Mail Racal Telecom (now Global Crossing) 1.42
RAF Fylingdales Power Station Turner FM n/k
RAF Cosford/RAF Shawbury Family Quarters Riverside Housing Association 0.71
Fire Fighting Training Units Flagship 3.79
Light Aircraft Flying Training Bombadier Services (UK) Ltd. 1.93
Defence Intelligence Information System ICL 4.58
Tornado GR4 Synthetic Training Service Thomson 1.68
Army Foundation College Defence Services Training Ltd. 2.66
Main Building Refurbishment Amey/Kvaerner 2.57
Tri-service Materials Handling Equipment Barloworld 1.22
Naval Communications Service Alert Communications Ltd. 1.67
E3D Sentry Simulator Quadrant 1.68
Lynx 7/9 Training Simulator Thomson 1.70
Defence Animal Centre Realm 4.22
Central Scotland Family Quarters Mowlem 1.38
Tri-Service White fleet Lex Defence Management (LDM) 2.03
Commercial Satellite Communications Service Nera Satellite Services Ltd. 1.72
Wattisham Service Family Accommodation Roselead 1.31
Armed Forces Personnel Administration Agency EDS 5.18
ASTUTE Class Training Service FAST Training Services 2.25
DHE IT System Bull Information Services 2.84
Bristol, Bath, Portsmouth SFA TRICOMM 4.42
Heavy Equipment Transporters FASTTRAX 4.83
Marine support to range and aircrew training SMIT International (Scotland) Ltd.) 2.17
Materials Handling Equipment Follow-On Barloworld 1.55
Roll on-Roll off Strategic Sealift AWSR Shipping Ltd. 5.67
Field Electrical Power Supply Vickers Specialist Engines 5.69
MOD-wide Water and Wastewater—Package A Brey Utilities 3.25
Defence Sixth Form College Minerva 1.81
Records Storage and Management ProLogis/TNT 5.25
Skynet 5 Paradigm 5.59
Defence High Frequency Communications Service VT Merlin Communications Ltd. 3.04
Colchester Garrison RMPA 6.08

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