Babcock International owns and operates complex marine engineering infrastructure at Devonport (Plymouth), Appledore (North Devon) and Rosyth (Scotland) delivering through-life engineering services, technology, equipment consultancy and training to global defence and civil customers.

Our infrastructure includes large-scale docks, capable of accommodating the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, syncrolift facilities for ships and submarines, nuclear facilities, landing craft facilities and a dedicated frigate support centre, enabling us to deliver solutions that support complex engineering through-life programmes that increase the availability of our customers’ assets with significant cost reductions.

These unique facilities enable us to undertake around 75% of UK surface warship fleet refits and upgrades and 50% fleet maintenance along with 100% of deep maintenance, in-service maintenance, in-service support and through life management  of the UK fleet of nuclear-powered submarines. Significantly, HM Naval Base Devonport is situated alongside our own Devonport facility, where 50% of the Royal Navy surface fleet is base-ported. 

The UK MOD has also identified the Babcock Rosyth and Devonport facilities, where the laid-up submarines are currently stored afloat, as the chosen locations for the initial submarine dismantling activities associated with its Submarine Dismantling Project.

Our engineering and marine capabilities at Rosyth make us the partner of choice for some of the most innovative commercial marine businesses world-wide. From Offshore Support Vessels and gas shipping to Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessels (FPSOs) Babcock can support a wide range of ships.

Babcock also manages the Clyde, Devonport and New Zealand Naval Bases, providing critical inservice fleet support and have a joint venture with the Oman Drydock Company at Duqm Naval Dockyard in Oman supporting the UK Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary and international navy vessels operating in the region.

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