Enables Babcock to Pursue UNCEP
Babcock and UKROBORONPROM, the Ukraine’s state-owned weapons and hardware manufacturer, signed a cooperation agreement at DSEI 2021 this week that focuses significant attention on the naval and maritime markets.
The agreement enables Babcock to build on recent signature of a tripartite Memorandum of Implementation (MoI) between the Ukrainian MoD, the British government and Babcock, which confirmed Babcock as the designated prime industrial partner. Working collaboratively with UKROBORONPROM, Babcock plans to invigorate the supply chain for Ukraine by working with local companies across the Ukrainian Naval Capabilities Enhancement Programme (UNCEP), which will help to deliver jobs, skills and wider economic benefits.
Babcock is well-placed to support Ukraine’s ambitions for UNCEP, with an established history of designing, building and managing the integration of some of the world’s most complex ships, from small combat boats and rescue craft to offshore patrol vessels and aircraft carriers, coupled with significant experience in the new build, refurbishment and management of modern shipyard and naval base facilities.
“We are delighted to sign a Cooperation Agreement with UKROBORONPROM today at DSEI in London. As the designated prime industrial partner in delivering the Ukraine Naval Capabilities Enhancement Programme, it is vital and important that we find innovative ways to collaborate […] Working alongside UKROBORONPROM we have a team of experts dedicated to ensuring that our engagement with Ukrainian sub-contractors and Ukrainian government agencies progresses quickly, to deliver a modern naval fleet and maritime support infrastructure in Ukraine,” commented CEO David Lockwood.