Babcock signs tripartite agreement to support enhancement of Ukrainian naval capabilities

Babcock International Group (Babcock) has signed a tripartite Memorandum of Implementation (MoI) in Odesa with the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine and the UK Government. Building on the agreement signed in October 2020, the two nations will now push forward a major program of Ukrainian naval projects, with Babcock as their designated prime industrial partner. Reflecting Babcock’s extensive naval experience…

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Babcock awarded seven year pump Equipment contract for HM Ships and Submarines

March 25, 2021 – Babcock International, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has secured a seven-year, c. £50m contract with the Ministry of Defence for the repair and maintenance of Sea Water Systems on HM Ships and Submarines. The arrangement leads on from Babcock’s previous programmes, and will operate from Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth. It will see Babcock continue in…

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Babcock Orders Three PEMA Shipbuilding Automation Lines

December 12, 2020 – Babcock International Group, the Aerospace and Defence company, has placed an order for an extensive set of PEMA welding and production lines for shipbuilding at its Rosyth site in Scotland. In total, the order includes three lines; PEMA Thin plate panel line, PEMA Micro panel line, and PEMA T-beam fabrication line. Each PEMA production line is…

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Type 31 ‘Frigate Factory’ Unveiled in Rosyth

Work has begun on a huge hall for the Royal Navy’s next-generation Type 31 frigates – to build two ships side-by-side. Standing at 147 metres long, the hall at Rosyth includes 30-metre high ‘megadoors’ and will be able to accommodate two of the 138.7-metre vessels being assembled at the same time side by side. Babcock awarded a £31.5m contract to…

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Babcock Team 31 completes Whole Ship Preliminary Design Review

August 3, 2020 – Team 31 has successfully completed its Whole Ship Preliminary Design Review (WSPDR) marking the end of the Engineering functional design phase. The review provides a key indicator of the compliance, maturity and engineering risk in proceeding into Detailed Design and maturing the 3D CAD model. The WSPDR was the whole ship culmination event of a large…

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Babcock Awarded Missile Tube Contract Extension by Electric Boat

June 2, 2020 – Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence company, has been awarded a multimillion pound contract extension to manufacture a further 18 tactical Missile Tube Assemblies (MTAs) for General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB). It is part of the Common Missile Compartment (CMC) project for the UK Dreadnought class and US Columbia class submarine programs, and will support more than…

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Procurement done differently: Type 31 team rises to the challenge

March 4, 2020 – In September 2017, the National Shipbuilding Strategy gave DE&S an unprecedented challenge: design and build five general purpose frigates for just £250 million each. The five ships will be delivered by the end of 2028; replacing the UK’s Type 23 general purpose frigates, to deter aggression and maintain the security of the UK’s interests around the…

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