Capita has collaborated with BAE Systems Maritime Submarines to transform the company’s existing IT service-delivery process for its Barrow-in-Furness-based submarine construction business in Cumbria.
As part of the five-year, £60m-£70m contract, the new IT service model delivered across BAE’s submarine building business will support the company’s wider IT framework.
Capita’s new service model will trim BAE’s service charges while boosting IT service management performance by using specialist teams targeted at particular fields, including end-user computing, collaborative services and applications management.
Capita chief executive Andy Parker said that the deal would involve delivering innovation and providing an IT management service fitting of a facility that will build the largest and most advanced submarines for the UK Royal Navy.
"Capita has a strong track record of working with partners to implement new and innovative techniques, which deliver real business benefits," Parker said.
BAE Systems Maritime Submarines is currently involved in the design and construction of the Astute-class nuclear-powered attack submarines for the navy. The company is also working on a replacement for the Vanguard-class submarines.
BAE recently launched the third Astute-class Artful submarine into the dock at its Barrow-in-Furness shipyard, marking the start of the next phase of its test and commissioning process prior to scheduled sea trials next year.