WATCH: MoD film shows huge project to dredge Portsmouth Harbour

A GOVERNMENT film charts the massive project to prepare Portsmouth Harbour for the Royal Navy's giant new aircraft carriers.

Tuesday, 2nd May 2017, 12:49 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:41 pm
A computer-generated image of HMS Queen Elizabeth leaving Portsmouth Harbour. Picture: MoD

The £60m dredging work to deepen the harbour has been going on for more than a year and is nearing completion.

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It will enable Portsmouth to accommodate the two 65,000-tonne Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers for the duration of their life.

The project forms part of the overall £100m scheme to revamp Portsmouth Naval Base ahead of the arrival of the carriers, HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales.

Queen Elizabeth is due to arrive in Portsmouth by the end of the year.