Britain Works With Denmark to Introduce Type 31 Frigates

The Royal Navies of Britain and Denmark will work side-by-side to bring the UK’s next generation of warships into service. The two allies have agreed to work even closer together to maximize the construction, training, and finally, operational opportunities of the Type 31 frigate. The Royal Navy has ordered five of the ships to replace veteran Type 23 frigates which…

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Construction of Royal Navy’s New Frigates Begins in Scotland

The future Royal Navy fleet today started to take shape as the construction of the first of five new frigates began. In the brand-new assembly hall in Rosyth dockyard in Scotland, the keel of HMS Venturer was laid in a ceremony which blended cutting-edge shipbuilding with naval history. The construction of the fleet will support around 2,500 jobs both at…

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PGZ-MIECZNIK Enlists UK Firms for Type 31 Project

The PGZ-MIECZNIK consortium has concluded strategic cooperation agreements with industrial partners from Great Britain. The submission of signatures begins the preparation for production phase in the program of acquiring three multipurpose frigates for the Polish Navy. As a result of analyzes of materials provided by the PGZ-MIECZNIK Consortium in December 2021, the Polish Armed Forces made a preselection of preferred…

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Shield Wins Another Babcock Type 31 Frigate Subcontract

UK based Shield Marine Services is proud to have been awarded the contract for Supply, and Installation of the ‘Deck Coverings’ to the Type 31 General Purpose Frigates for the UK Royal Navy The order is to supply and install Carpets, Vinyl, and Resin Systems to five vessels and was received from Babcock International Group. Babcock will build the Type…

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PGZ-Miecznik Agreements With Type 31 Subcontractors

The PGZ-MIECZNIK consortium has concluded strategic cooperation agreements with industrial partners from Great Britain. The submission of signatures begins the preparation for production phase in the program of acquiring three multipurpose frigates for the Polish Navy. As a result of analyzes of materials provided by the PGZ-MIECZNIK Consortium in December 2021, the Polish Armed Forces made a preselection of preferred…

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Poland Chooses the Babcock Type 31 Frigate Design

Babcock International (Babcock), the aerospace, defense and security company, has been selected as the platform design provider and technology partner for Poland’s MIECZNIK (Swordfish) new frigate program, and has today concluded a set of strategic cooperation agreements with the PGZ-MIECZNIK Consortium, which is responsible for delivery of the project from the Polish side. The Polish Armaments Agency selected Babcock’s Arrowhead…

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KAEFER Sur­face Pro­tec­tion Mar­ine Coat­ings for the Type 31 Frig­ates

KAEFER UK and Ire­land has se­cured a long-term, £22m con­tract with Bab­cock to provide tech­nical sur­face pro­tec­tion to the Royal Navy’s new­est frig­ate, the Type 31. The ship­build­ing pro­gram which will con­tinue un­til 2028, brings con­tinu­ity of work for KAE­FER’s ex­ist­ing in­dus­trial ser­vices work­force at Bab­cock’s Rosyth fa­cil­it­ies, with new em­ploy­ment op­por­tun­it­ies and prosper­ity for the local eco­nomy. KAEFER will…

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Type 31 Frigate Names Announced

May 19, 2021 – Five names to rally and inspire sailors and Royal Marines now and for the future have been selected for Britain’s next generation of frigates. Britain’s senior sailor First Sea Lord Admiral Tony Radakin today announced the names of the Type 31 frigates – which will now be known as the Inspiration class. Approved by Her Majesty…

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ERIKS wins major Royal Navy Contract for Type 31 Frigates

April 19, 2021 – ERIKS, the leading specialized industrial services company, has won a major contract from Babcock International for the supply of electrically actuated valves and ancillary equipment for the new Type 31 frigate program. This is one of the biggest single contracts ever awarded to ERIKS in the UK and is an important recognition of the company’s parts…

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