Babcock wins equipment contract for British military

Babcock has been awarded a contract by the UK MoD Maritime Equipment Systems (MES) team, to supply and support a range of davits, lifts, cranes and winches for use by the Royal Navy, Army and RAF.  This is the latest in a number of equipment asset management contracts delivered by Babcock.

Under the seven year Maritime Davits, Lifts, Cranes and Winches (DLCW) contract, Babcock will supply, manufacture and repair items including boat davits, aircraft lifts, weapon lifts, stores and personnel lifts, deck cranes, monorail cranes, overhead travelling cranes, folding cranes, winches and capstans, as well as providing spares, equipment repair and technical support.  The company will also be responsible for managing obsolescence, configuration and quality management.

In delivering this contract, Babcock will be working closely with key suppliers to ensure that required items are delivered on-time and to the required quality, in line with the contract’s stringent Key Performance Indicators.

Babcock will also ensure compliance with ammunition lifting regulations, where required, across all the DLCW range of equipment, as well as meeting low magnetic equipment requirements, including davit equipment and folding cranes.

Commenting on the contract award, Babcock Business Development Director John Stratton said: “We are delighted to have won this contract, and look forward to applying our experience and proven track record in delivering consistently to time and quality to meet the requirements.”

Babcock delivers a number of naval equipment asset management contracts, including pumps, ropes, compressors, firefighting and domestic equipment, and electrical components, among others.