Babcock International has secured an agreement with the Ministry of Defence to support and maintain domestic equipment on Royal Navy vessels.
The aerospace and defence company is undertaking an £18 million 10-year contract to maintain domestic master equipment fitted to the Royal Navy’s in-service ships and submarines.
The work will support the availability and reliability of galley, laundry and water heating equipment on board the fleet to ensure that they are ready to deploy anywhere in the world.
The contract allows for the future inclusion of ‘new to service’ and new-build vessels into its scope, with the aim of all domestics master equipment support being provided by a single delivery team thereafter – a ‘one-stop shop’.
Richard Drake, managing director of Babcock’s Defence Systems Technology business, said: “The Babcock team has played a vital role in maintaining domestic assets for our customer over the last 15 years.
“We will be working with supplier partners over the course of the programme, and it is fantastic that this agreement builds on our previous contract whilst supporting the wider UK supply chain. We are very much looking forward to continuing to deliver a high standard of service to our customer over the next 10 years.”
Babcock will collaborate with multiple stakeholders to deliver the programme, which includes the installation of new assets, and the refurbishment of currently fitted in-service assets.
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