Babcock has completed extensive refurbishment work on the UK Royal Navy’s Sandown-class mine hunter HMS Bangor (M109), at its Rosyth dockyard, Scotland, UK.
Carried out by the Babcock-led Sandown-class output management team under surface-ship support alliance class-output management (COM) arrangements, the revamp included an overhaul of the systems and hull, in addition to a new paint job and galley. The vessel will now undergo sea trials later this year.
Commanding officer lieutenant commander Mike Carter Quinn said: "Knowing that Bangor is now our home for the next 18 months is really driving everyone to ensure that she is absolutely at her best as she returns to operational duties."
The refurbishment also included the installation of modernised communication systems, an updated fire-detection system and improvements to operation in hot climates.
During the maintenance period, the Babcock team also completed an overhaul of the vessel’s boat crane and reverse osmosis plant.
The existing diesel generators have also been replaced with the latest, economical, environmentally friendly and supportable machines.
Deployed in the Northern Gulf as part of Nato operations and around the UK coastline, Sandown-class mine-counter measures (MCM) vessels are tasked with clearing waterways of historical armaments.
Image: The refurbishment completion ceremony of HMS Bangor. Photo: courtesy of the Royal Navy.