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Posted on February 10, 2012

Last August, we placed two Lobster Pot cameras at Rosyth Dockyard for Babcock, the UK's leading engineering support services organisation. Babcock are assembling the HMS Queen Elizabeth for the Aircraft Carrier Alliance (ACA) - an alliance between Babcock, BAE Systems, Thales and the Ministry of Defence. The QE class carriers, at 280 metres long and weighing 65000 tonnes, will be the UK's largest and most powerful warships, providing the armed forces with a four acre military operating base which can be deployed worldwide. Here's a shot from camera 1:

And from camera 2:

Alan Clark, Head of Project - QEC, says "Lobster Pictures has delivered a cost effective solution to the needs of the project. The two cameras installed onsite are in prime locations allowing the public to watch the UK's largest warships take shape".

The ship is being built in large individual blocks at six shipyards around the UK and transported by sea to Rosyth for final assembly and integration. We filmed time lapse of the 8000 tonne mid hull section known as Lower Block three - built in Govan and transported by barge - as it made its way majestically up the Firth of Forth, under the iconic rail and road bridge.

We were also commissioned to build a 'microsite' for the project. As a major part of the Aircraft Carrier Alliance's web presence, this site - www.qecassembly.co.uk - contains stills, video and time lapse produced by Lobster Pictures, and is updated every week, showing the latest work at the yard. We don't often build sites for clients, but when we do, we make sure they're agency-standard, and completely in line with your organisation's brief and brand guidelines.