Babcock has completed a refit of the UK Royal Navy’s ocean survey vessel, HMS Scott, under the HMS Scott through life support (TLS) contract.
The refurbishment programme has added several upgrades and improvements to the vessel, including removal and replace of its rudder horn, and a new sewage treatment plant.
During the docking and repair maintenance period, Babcock restored the air conditioning system, added new equipment to galley, and replaced fire detection system.
The company also replaced the port main engine crankshaft after the engine was overhauled and rebuilt.
Other works include modification to fit duplex sea suction strainers, additional isolating valves to the sea-water system inlet, and new anti-foul paint system to the hull.
Babcock warships programme support manager Mark Harvey said: "This has been a hugely complex and challenging deep maintenance period, and the significant extent of the work conducted means HMS Scott’s material state has in effect been re-baselined ahead of her next phase of fleet time operations."
The company has worked closely with the DE&S Commercially Supported Shipping (CSS) team, Ship’s Staff, Trimline, Lloyds Register, Hempel and original equipment manufacturers.
After the refit programme, HMS Scott officially returned to the fleet in May.
In addition, Babcock has also started maintenance work on the Royal Navy’s Albion-class amphibious transport dock, HMS Albion.
Image: UK Royal Navy’s ocean survey vessel, HMS Scott. Photo: courtesy of LA(Phot) Kaz Williams / MOD.