Babcock to Refit RNZN OPVs Before Sale to Ireland

Local New Zealand businesses are set to reap the benefits of a partnership between Babcock and the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) which will conduct maintenance and upgrade works on two decommissioned Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) Inshore Patrol Vessels before they are sold to the Republic of Ireland. Babcock and NZDF will regenerate and modify the ships – ex…

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HMNZS Rotoiti and HMNZS Pukaki Sold to Ireland

The New Zealand Defence Force will sell two decommissioned Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) Inshore Patrol Vessels ex HMNZS Rotoiti and HMNZS Pukaki to the Republic of Ireland Department of Defence. The vessels are being sold for NZ$36 million. A condition of the sale is for work to be undertaken to regenerate and modify the ships to an operational seaworthiness…

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Babcock International Secures Irish Naval Service Support Contract

August 16, 2021 – Babcock International, the aerospace, defense and security company, has been awarded a contract to deliver the installation of a variable speed drive system for the central cooling system on board the Irish Navy’s P60 Samuel Beckett Class. The variable speed drive system was first installed on the central cooling system of the fourth Offshore Patrol Vessel,…

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