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April 20, 2020

Babcock awards contracts for Royal Navy Type 31 programme

Babcock Team 31 has awarded the second round of supply chain contracts across the UK and Europe to support the Royal Navy’s Type 31 general purpose frigate programme.

Babcock Team 31 has awarded the second round of supply chain contracts across the UK and Europe to support the Royal Navy’s Type 31 general purpose frigate programme.

One of the major suppliers for the programme is Rolls-Royce, with its brand MTU. It will deliver the main engines and diesel generators for the frigates.

Renk has won a contract to provide the main reduction gearboxes and MAN Energy Solutions has been contracted to supply the propellers and propeller shaft lines.

Blunox will also supply the exhaust environmental equipment that largely reduces emissions from the main engines and diesel generators.

Darchem Engineering has been subcontracted to supply the intake and exhaust systems for the main engines and generators.

The Chilled Water Plant subcontract has been awarded to Novenco, which will provide a critical system capability for the HVAC system.

Under the Type 31 Programme, a successful process of shipbuilding and its extended supply chain will be delivered.

The investment and programme is expected to have a positive impact on the UK, with enhanced design, engineering, project management, procurement and advanced manufacturing skills.

Babcock Team 31 Energy & Marine managing director Sean Donaldson said: “Team 31 have committed to a programme of investments to deliver prosperity in line with the National Shipbuilding Strategy.

“We are delighted to welcome these key suppliers to the supply chain for the Type 31 frigate programme, and we continue to engage with additional suppliers to support this exciting programme for Babcock and the Royal Navy.”

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