§ Mr. Speed
Prototype pressurised water reactors for the Royal Navy have been undergoing development and 119W testing at HMS "Vulcan" since 1966. A new generation of reactor plant, designated PWR2, is now undergoing design and development for future classes of Royal Navy submarines. A prototype reactor assembly will be installed within a new shore test facility on the "Vulcan" site. It is expected that the PWR2 will come into operation in the mid-1980s and have an overall life of 20–25 years. It is intended that the PWR2 will have a number of advantages over its predecessor, both militarily, and in the areas of operability and maintenance. It will, of course, be designed to comply with all the latest safety standards.