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A KEY milestone in the construction of the Royal Navy’s second supercarrier will be reached this week with the delivery of the ship’s diesel generators to BAE Systems’ yard in Portsmouth.

The generators arrive on site on Wednesday to be fitted inside the large 8,000-tonne hull section of HMS Prince of Wales which is being built in Portsmouth.

In combination with two Rolls-Royce gas turbines, the four diesel generators onboard the 65,000-tonne ship will produce 110 megawatts of electricity – said to be enough to power all of Fareham.