BAE Systems: 5-Year Royal Navy Contract

(Press Release)
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
BAE Systems won a five year contract to provide information services vital to the successful operation of the entire surface fleet for the Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary in Portsmouth.
The Configuration Accounting Service involves the management of a huge central information system, known as the Surface Ship Definition Database, which contains over five million records relating to Royal Navy ships. 
The company’s engineers work to ensure all data, including technical documents, design change guidance and spares lists for each ship, are accurate, up to date and easily accessible. Crucially, this information is required to coordinate all maintenance, repairs and upgrades to the fleet effectively.
Ian Booth, Managing Director, Support at BAE Systems’ Surface Ships business, said: “Rapid and accurate data exchange helps us to meet the demand for increased efficiencies and cost savings in delivering support to the Royal Navy’s surface fleet in the current challenging environment. Our engineers maintain the system, bringing together and storing data in one place, ensuring that the Royal Navy can access information at the right time, helping to speed up the process for repairs and upgrades and better support each ship’s individual requirements.”
The team also works to capture technical data from new ships under construction, such as the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers and Type 45 destroyers, feeding this into the central information system. This is a key element of knowledge sharing through the lifecycle of a ship, helping to ensure BAE Systems engineers can provide effective in service support to these ships as they become operational with the Royal Navy.  
The Configuration Accounting Service is part of the company’s Master Record Data Centre based at the business’ facility at Portsmouth Naval Base. The contract will come into effect in December 2011 and follows on from a previous agreement which has seen the company deliver similar services to the Royal Navy over the past 17 years, ensuring that consistency of the system is maintained.
Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

TEPNG Integrates AVEVA Engineering & Design

AVEVA announced that TOTAL E&P Nigeria Ltd. (TEPNG) has adopted AVEVA’s Engineering & Design solutions as part of an Integrated Engineering & Design approach. TEPNG

McDermott Signs Agreement for North Sea Spoolbase

McDermott International, Inc. announced that one of its subsidiaries has signed an option agreement with PD Ports which gives it the exclusive right to operate

Latest Shipbuilding Contracts Include VLCC Order for Philippine Yard

In the latest Clarkson Hellas S&P Weekly Bulletin newbuilding orders are reported in Far East shipyards for a range of vessels as follows: Bulk carriers Clarkson

Navy

UN Seeks Sanctions Waiver to Ship Arms to Mali

The United Nations is seeking an exemption from a U.N. Security Council arms embargo on Ivory Coast so it can ship weapons and military equipment across the East

US Navy Vessel Heads Home Following Fire

U.S. Fleet Forces announced late Monday that USS Hue City (CG 66) would return to her homeport of Mayport, Fla. on her own power following a fire that occurred April 14.

Pirates Approach Tanker in Bab El Mandeb

The U.S. Navy Maritime Liaison Office in Bahrain (MARLO) has advised that on or about 12:30 UTC on 14 April, the Master of an oil tanker reported being approached by a white-blue skiff in position 12.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1016 sec (10 req/sec)