Babcock is expected to become the Marine Systems Support Partner for the new Queen Elizabeth class carriers and Type 45 Destroyer fleet.
Marine Systems Support Partner, or MSSP, is responsible for all power and propulsion systems including turbines, engines and electronics.
Archie Bethel the Babcock chief executive said :
“Our selection as the MoD and Royal Navy’s partner for MSSP and MEC represents a real vote of confidence in our capabilities and performance as the Royal Navy’s key support partner.
This has been a highly successful year for our EMOC team and we look forward to supporting the iconic Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers as they are delivered into service.”
Babcock is a British multinational specialising in support services managing complex assets and infrastructure in safety and mission-critical environments.
Although the company has civil contracts, its main business is with public bodies, particularly the UK Ministry of Defence and Network Rail.
The company will also supply spares and support to “mitigate risks to maritime equipment availability arising from routine maintenance and unforeseen in-service failures” according to the Plymouth Herald here.