Aerospace and defence company, Babcock International, has secured a seven-year contract with the Ministry of Defence worth circa £50m for the repair and maintenance of sea water systems on HM ships and submarines.
This new arrangement leads on from Babcock’s previous programmes, and will operate from Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth. It’ll see Babcock continue in its role providing repairs, technical support and maintenance to pump equipment on board the Royal Navy fleet. Under the asset availability service, Babcock’s scope will increase to support the Chloropac and bio-foul systems as well.
Babcock says it’s been working with suppliers to explore innovative new solutions in manufacturing and supplying pump components with the aim to further extend pump reliability and drive even greater efficiency for the Royal Navy.
Richard Drake, managing director of Babcock’s Defence Systems Technology business, says: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with our customer on this programme; this award builds on our already strong relationship. We will provide first-class technical support and engineering services to pump equipment for the Royal Navy, helping ensure maximum availability of their assets.”