Babcock launches ICN Gateway for submarine support

17 Jul 2017

Babcock is further strengthening its connection with Australia’s supply chain with the launch of a new ICN Gateway for its submarine operations.


The new Babcock Submarine Supply Chain Gateway is seeking to engage with companies that have capabilities in Castings and Forgings. Further ‘expressions of interest’ will be sought in the coming weeks.


David Ruff, CEO of Babcock Australasia, said the ICN Gateway represented the “next logical step” in the company’s long-term commitment to the supply chain in Australia.


Babcock designed and manufactured the Collins submarine weapon launching system and manufactured the weapons handling system, and we’ve been supporting these and other Collins systems with the help of our national supply chain for the past 20 years,” Mr Ruff said.


“To ensure we have the capability for supporting Australia’s submarine programs into the future, we want to broaden and deepen our relationship with the supply chain and that’s why we’ve launched this ICN Gateway.


ICN is recognised as the pre-eminent industry portal and will enable us to engage with even more skilled suppliers to build and sustain the capabilities that will position us now and into the future.”


Babcock currently supports submarine design, sustainment and operational maintenance support of the Collins Class at Osborne (SA) and Henderson (WA).


About Babcock


Babcock International Group, the engineering services company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services for over a century. With revenue of around AU$9 billion in 2016/17, we help customers improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within our four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure, and specialist training.


In Australia and New Zealand, Babcock operates nationally, employing over 725 staff. Operating across aviation, marine, mining and construction, cyber security and engineering consultancy, we support our customers technical, programme and complex platform requirements through our proven processes, systems and people. In many ways, we are the brand behind the brand. You may not always see our logo, but we are behind the scenes using specialist skills and knowledge to facilitate our client’s operational requirements.


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