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Babcock International Group PLC
13 October 2016
 

 

13 October 2016

 

Babcock International Group PLC (Babcock or the Group)

 

Babcock awarded contract by General Dynamics Electric Boat

 

Babcock International Group announced today that it has been awarded a competitive contract from General Dynamics Electric Boat to manufacture 22 tactical missile tube assemblies as part of the common missile compartment (CMC) project for the UK Successor and US Ohio Class replacement submarine programmes.  This work is part of the second phase of the project and places Babcock as a critical supplier of missile tube assemblies.

 

Beginning towards the end of 2016 and expected to complete in the early 2020s, with further opportunities expected from future batches, the work will be carried out at Babcock's facilities at Rosyth and Bristol, sustaining around 150 positions created in the first phase. The contract for this batch of CMC components is expected to be worth around £80 million.

 

Babcock Chief Executive Archie Bethel said:

 

"We are delighted to be continuing to support these internationally significant programmes with our highly specialised and experienced teams and look forward to working closely with our customer as this programme continues to develop further over the coming years.

 

"Supporting Electric Boat with the CMC project for the future submarines also underpins our wider involvement in the UK Successor programme where we have already secured the supply of other critical equipment and are also heavily involved in the design phase with a focus on the overall through life performance and operational cost of the future platforms."

 

UK Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin said:

 

"I am delighted that Babcock have secured this critically important project. This contract is a strong endorsement of our highly skilled and globally competitive defence industry and will secure around 150 jobs in Rosyth.  With Faslane set to be home of all the Royal Navy's submarines by 2020, this is further evidence of the benefits that defence brings to the economy and to Scotland. 

 

"It is this kind of British expertise that will see the Successor programme deliver billions of pounds of investment across the UK, sustaining thousands of jobs from Scotland to the South of England."

 

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Enquiries

 

Babcock International Group PLC

020 7355 5300

Franco Martinelli

 

Kate Hill

 

 

 

FTI Consulting

020 3727 1340

Nick Hasell

 

 

 


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