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FBM Babcock Wins U.S. Contract

The U.S. Army's Tank Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) awarded FBM Babcock Marine, a contract to commence the overhaul and modernization of its fleet of specialist Bridge Erection Boats (BEBs). The contract to upgrade the existing U.S. Army BEBs of Mk1 and Mk2 specification to a new BEB-M22 specification will be managed by FBM Babcock Marine from Southampton in the UK, in conjunction with Silver Ships Inc. of Theodore, Ala. The work to be performed under the modernization program will include condition assessments, structural and coating overhauls, replacement of obsolete equipment including new waterjets, marine diesel engines and control systems, and the development of a new Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) package. FBM Babcock Marine has selected AM General for the ILS contract which will include new technical manuals, parts breakdown books, operational manuals and training packages. "This is an important contract for FBM Babcock Marine and furthers our 25 year relationship with the U.S. Army and it validates FBM's capabilities and quality in the ongoing support of our existing customers,” said John Warbey, managing director of FBM Babcock Marine. “This latest, and extremely important modernization program, is the result of our technical and contractual team, together with our consultants International Business Developments Inc (IBD), having spent many months working very closely with U.S

FBM Babcock Marine Awarded Additional Contract

FBM Babcock Marine has been awarded an additional $1.28 million contract for the provision of a full Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) package relating to the current US Army Bridge Erection Boat (BEB) refurbishment project. The ILS package award includes new technical manuals, parts breakdown books, operational manuals and training packages. The modification is an extension to the original contract awarded in October 2001

Triple Delivery for FBM Babcock Marine

Three 88 ft. patrol vessels being built by Southampton based FBM Babcock Marine Ltd have arrived in the Port of Southampton on the back of a heavy lift mother ship. The vessels are part of a six vessel fleet designed by FBM Babcock Marine and built in their shipyards in Scotland and the Philippines for SMIT International (Scotland) Ltd. The vessels will be used by SMIT International (Scotland) for training military aircrew in marine survival techniques

Babcock & Brown to Acquire Bluewater Wind

International investment firm Babcock & Brown (ASX: BNB - News), announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Bluewater Wind Delaware LLC and its parent holding companies, including Bluewater Offshore Holdings LLC and Bluewater Wind Holdings, LLC, in an effort to expand its portfolio of wind energy projects and contribute to its goal of developing offshore wind. Hunter Armistead, head of Babcock & Brown's North American Energy Development Group added that Bluewater will

FBM Patrol Vessels Chosen for Ecuador

FBM Babcock Marine, in partnership with licensed shipyard partner Astilleros De Murueta, was awarded a contract for the construction of three 45 m (150 ft.) patrol vessels for the Coast Guard Command of the Armada de Ecuador (Ecuador Navy). The Armada de Ecuador announced that Astilleros De Murueta, using the FBM Babcock Marine Vigilante patrol vessel, was selected as their choice for their new fleet of patrol vessels

New Lifeboat Handed Over to RNLI for Jubilee Year Pageant

Tamar-class Lifeboat: Photo credit Geograph CCL Stephen McKay

Babcock delivers Tamar-class lifeboat 'Diamond Jubilee' to RNLI in time for Queen's  River Thames pageant Babcock has handed over the latest Tamar Class lifeboat to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).  This lifeboat will represent the charity during the Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the River Thames in June to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s special year. The RNLI Engineering and Supply Director David Brook and Operations Director Michael Vlasto attended the

Celsius To Create Substantial Submarine Builder

Swedish defense group Celsius announced that it was merging unit Kockums Naval Systems with Germany's Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW) to create a leading global player in submarines as the defense sector consolidates. Celsius signed a contract with Babcock Borsig and HDW parent company Preussag, Germany's tourism and industrial group, to form a European shipbuilding company.

Babcock Reports Progress on UK Aircraft Carrier Construction

Photo credit Babcock

A further milestone has been reached with the start of the second modular assembly cycle of the first QE-class aircraft carrier in Rosyth A further milestone has been reached in the assembly of the first of the UK’s new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers by Babcock at Rosyth, Scotland, where the massive Super Block 03 (SB03) has been moved 90 metres north to meet Lower Block 02 (LB02) in a major hydraulic skidding operation

Lévis Shipyard to Refit Canada CG Icebreaker

Photo: Canadian Coast Guard

Government of Canada Awards Babcock Canada Inc. a $6.5 Million Contract for Refit Work on the CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent Parliamentary Secretary Bernard Trottier, on behalf of the Honorable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, and the Honorable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, on behalf of the Honorable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today announced that the Government of Canada has awarded a $6

Bernhard Schulte, Babcock Team-up to develop GSV Vessel

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Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM), a leading global maritime services company, and Babcock International Group, the UK’s leading engineering support services company, are collaborating to develop a ground-breaking Gas Supply Vessel (GSV). The 7,500m³ vessel, which will be used for the LNG fuelling of ships, including ferries, containers, cruise vessels and other shore-based gas consumers in the Baltic Sea

Nautican Brings New Facility, Jobs to Summerside

With the support of Babcock, Nautican will establish a manufacturing and integration facility in Prince Edward Island Photo Nautican

A former Montague resident, Elizabeth Reynolds Boyd has always been looking for a way to give back to her home province.   The respected naval architect and owner of Nautican Research and Development joined Premier Wade MacLauchlan and Babcock Canada Vice President Jake Jacobson to announce a new advanced marine technology presence in Summerside. The Nautican, Babcock, and provincial partnership province will bring a manufacturing facility and 21 new full-time jobs over the next three

New Nautican Facility Readies First Shipment

Photo: Nautican

The new Nautican Research and Development manufacturing and integration facility in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, opened in December 2016 with the support of Babcock Canada and the provincial government. The first shipment, a set of rudders, is nearing completion and will soon be delivered to Pacific Fisherman in Seattle.   The new facility produces Nautican’s High-Efficiency marine propulsion products

SES Supports Medical Ship Project in Peru

SES - Vine Trust new medical ship MV Forth Hope (Photo courtesy of SES)

In support of the Vine Trusts’ latest project in the Peruvian Amazon, Ships Electronic Services (SES) will provide and install a comprehensive navigation and communications system aboard the Trusts’ new medical ship MV Forth Hope.   Built by David Abels in Bristol the 35 meter vessel has been fitted out to the Trusts’ specification by Babcock International Group in Rosyth and will now be completed with a sophisticated electronics navigation and communication system

Nautican to Ship First IPU from Prince Edward Island

(Photo: Nautican)

 The Nautican Research and Development manufacturing facility in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, said it is now ready to ship the facility's first Integrated Propulsion Unit (IPU) to a client in Alaska.   “Nautican is another excellent example of an emerging advanced marine technology company finding success right here on Prince Edward Island,” said PEI Minister of Economic Development and Tourism, Heath MacDonald

BAE Systems Awarded £201m to Advance Successor Sub Design

Photo: BAE Systems

The U.K. Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded BAE Systems £201 million to further the design of a successor to the Royal Navy's Vanguard class submarines.   The funding will allow the business to mature the design of the new class of submarines, which will carry the U.K.'s independent nuclear deterrent, including the layout of equipment and systems, and to develop manufacturing processes, BAE Systems announced today.  

Babcock LGE Process Secures Namura Contract

As part of its growing network of global partnerships, Babcock LGE, a wholly owned Engineering, Procurement and Project Management business of Babcock International Group, has secured a contract to design; supply and project manage the installation of a cargo handling system for a 38,000cbm Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) ship at Namura Shipbuilding Co. Ltd in Imari, Japan.   Based in Edinburgh, this is LGE’s sixth contract with Japanese Shipbuilding business Namura

Gibdock Gets Strategic with HMS Scott

HMS Scott at Gibdock Photo Gibdock

Gibdock’s strategic location has been brought into sharp focus with the docking of HMS Scott, the largest vessel in the Royal Navy's Hydrographic Squadron, for a recent 19-day maintenance period at the Gibraltar yard.   Work took place as part of the MOD UK’s Commercially Supported Shipping (CSS) Teams Through Life Support (TLS) contract with main contractor Babcock. The TLS contract, which runs to 2018, includes fleet time maintenance, design services and spares management

SENER Exhibits FORAN V80 Version at ASNE Day

Photo: SENER

The SENER engineering and technology group was again a participant at the annual congress organized by the American Society of Naval Engineers, ASNE Day 2016.   As in previous years, the meeting took place in Arlington, near Washington DC, on March 2 and 3. The event brings together a large number of military shipyards and related companies from across North America, as they gather to learn about the sector’s new developments in both the technical presentations and the exhibition

ANZAC Class Frigate Sustainment Deal Signed

HMAS Perth Anzac Class Frigate, Australia Photo RAN

The Turnbull Government has signed a long-term contract for the sustainment of ANZAC Class Frigates centred in Western Australia.   The strategic partnership between BAE Systems Australia Defence Pty Limited, Saab Australia Pty Ltd, Naval Ship Management Australia Pty Ltd (a joint venture between UGL and Babcock), and the Commonwealth will streamline a number of existing contracts for the whole-of-life sustainment for the ANZAC Class Frigates

Prince Charles Places Final Section of UK Aircraft Carrier

Photo: BAE Systems

The second of the largest warships ever built for the U.K. Royal Navy, the Queen Elizabeth Class carrier HMS Prince of Wales, was given the royal seal of approval when HRH The Prince of Wales, (or Duke of Rothesay, as he is referred to in Scotland), visited Babcock’s Rosyth Facilities and signaled for the final section to be lowered into place, shipbuilder BAE Systems announced.   The 570-metric-ton block – known as Sponson 11 – was the final section of the

Babcock Noell’s Scrubbers Making Waves

Image: Babcock Noell

With two far-reaching events scheduled to take place in the coming weeks, September 2016 will be a special month for Babcock Noell GmbH as the company announced new scrubber installations and its debut at SMM in Hamburg.   In the last couple of months the Würzburg-based company has transferred its know-how of the flue gas desulfurization of land-based expertise of more than 80 realized SOx-Scrubbers into the maritime sector

Canada May Ask Far-offshore Drillers to Pay Extra

Canada may ask oil companies to contribute to the hundreds of millions of dollars or more the country has to pay to an international body if they drill far offshore, according to an internal government memo.   If that happens, it could make the operations more expensive and strain talks that companies will have with provincial governments, which already require them to pay royalties.   A United Nations convention, which Canada ratified in 2003

Collaborators to Develop LNG Deliveries in North UK and North Sea

From left to right: Michael Cobb, ExxonMobil; Andrew Scott, Babcock; Ian Lindsay, Babcock; Angus Campbell, BSM; Michael Morrison, Orkney; Gavin Barr, Orkney; Mark Gilks, Calor; and Luca Volta, ExxonMobil (Photo: © Colin Keldie)

Aiming to develop the infrastructure, storage and technical support needed to enable safe liquefied natural gas (LNG) operations for customers in the north of the U.K. and North Sea, including bunkering, partners ExxonMobil, Babcock International Group, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM), Calor and Orkney Islands Council have signed an agreement to collaborate in the Caledonia LNG project.   The parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on November 22 to investigate

ExxonMobil Inks Deal to Collaborate on Caledonia LNG Project

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ExxonMobil, Babcock International Group, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM), Calor and Orkney Islands Council have signed an agreement to collaborate in the “Caledonia LNG ” project. The aim is to develop the infrastructure, storage and technical support needed to enable safe liquefied natural gas (LNG) operations for customers in the north of the UK and North Sea, including bunkering. The parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 22 November to investigate

Nautican Brings New Facility, Jobs to Summerside

Photo courtesy of Nautican

A former Montague resident, Elizabeth Reynolds Boyd has always been looking for a way to give back to her home province. The respected naval architect and owner of Nautican Research and Development joined Premier Wade MacLauchlan and Babcock Canada Vice President Jake Jacobson to announce a new advanced marine technology presence in Summerside.   The Nautican, Babcock, and provincial partnership province will bring a manufacturing facility and 21 new full-time jobs over the next three

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