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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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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BAE Systems awarded naval guns contract for U.K.’s Type 31 frigate program

October 1, 2020 – BAE Systems will produce and deliver Bofors 40 Mk4 and Bofors 57 Mk3 naval guns for the U.K. Ministry of Defence’s Type 31 general purpose frigate program. The agreement, through a contract with Babcock International, will supply the Royal Navy with a set of advanced, multi-purpose gun systems for its fleet of five ships, with the…

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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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MTU propulsion systems for Royal Navy Type 31 frigates

May 29, 2020 – Rolls-Royce is to supply complete MTU propulsion systems for five new Type 31 general-purpose frigates for the Royal Navy. In total, the order comprises of 40 engines and generator sets to be used for main propulsion and on-board power generation, the MTU Callosum propulsion control and monitoring system, and Integrated Logistics Support (ILS). Each new frigate…

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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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