UK MoD’s MET team contracts Babcock for naval support equipment

23 October 2014 (Last Updated October 23rd, 2014 18:30)

The UK Ministry of Defence's (MoD) maritime equipment transformation (MET) team has contracted Babcock to deliver support equipment for the Royal Navy.

The UK Ministry of Defence's (MoD) maritime equipment transformation (MET) team has contracted Babcock to deliver support equipment for the Royal Navy.

As part of the two, seven-year contracts, Babcock's naval support equipment package will include metres and gauges, as well as atmosphere monitoring equipment.

Under the first metres and gauges contract, equipment such as pressure transducers, thermometers, fluid level and pressure gauges, as well as instrumentation for different warship and submarine classes, will be supplied.

"We are delighted to have been awarded these two contracts, which will be managed and delivered alongside our other naval equipment contracts."

The second atmosphere monitoring equipment contract will cover items such as sensors, gas monitors and test kits for various naval platforms.

Babcock will supply and repair complete new units and assemblies, spares, and spares-inclusive maintenance, and provide technical assistance, including post-design services.

In addition, the company will assist in resolving obsolescence issues, technical updates and upgrades and / or modification, while delivering and maintaining new assets and spares within an agreed lead and turnaround time.

Babcock business development director John Stratton said: "We are delighted to have been awarded these two contracts, which will be managed and delivered alongside our other naval equipment contracts, including pumps, ropes, compressors, fire fighting equipment, domestic equipment and electrical components, among others.

"We are proud of our proven performance in this area and welcome the opportunity to continue to demonstrate the value of our asset management expertise to support the MoD and Royal Navy."

With an aim to deliver better performance and value for money, the MET programme seeks to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the equipment management role and support solutions.

Working in close partnership with the class output management and in-service submarine teams, the MET team supports all legacy and future warship and submarine platforms in the fleet.

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