Babcock, The Complete Maritime Capability Partner
For more than a century, Babcock has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services for its global customers to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure, and specialist training.
Babcock is the UK’s leading naval support business and provides critical in-service support, deep maintenance and infrastructure support for warships and submarines around the world.
The delivery of more than 50% of the detailed design; modular construction, weapons handling systems and the whole ship assembly of the QUEEN ELIZABETH Class aircraft carriers from its Rosyth, Appledore and Bristol sites is testament to the this, with Babcock well positioned to continue its support of the carriers and other naval vessels from its world class facilities both in the UK and abroad. As the Marine Systems Support Partner for the Royal Navy’s QUEEN ELIZABETH Class aircraft carriers and Type 45 Destroyers, Babcock is the Systems Technical Authority for the platform and propulsion systems on both classes of vessel.
Our extensive ship design and build portfolio includes an exceptional range of vessels including a 50m Inshore Patrol Vessel (IPV), a 70m and 90m Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) and recent design support for a US Coast Guard Cutter. Added to this is, ARROWHEAD a game changing 120m General Purpose Frigate which can meet increasing global demands with the watchwords of capability, adaptability and flexibility.
The recent incorporation of Duqm Naval Dockyard as a company in the Sultanate of Oman is a signal of Babcock’s engineering exportability. This Joint Venture with Oman Drydock Company brings together ODC’s commercial shipyard capabilities and Babcock’s international naval base management, to provide maintenance, support and training to warships and support vessels.
As a maritime trainer of choice to the Royal Navy and commercial customers we provide accredited support equipping people to operate and maintain some of the most complex maritime platforms of today and tomorrow. Coupled with our immersive sea survival and safety training Babcock readies individuals and teams for the planned and for the unexpected.
Supporting everything we do in the maritime space is a drive for innovation. Our technology trials allows our engineers to better understand and visualise facility and platform performance – providing real – time performance feedback. State-of-the-art dynamic surveying, advanced data analytics and cutting edge visualisation techniques help to predict the future maintenance requirements of some of the most sophisticated equipment on the planet. This focus on innovation delivers world-class support and provides a glimpse into the future of engineering.