SERVICES

Babcock awarded contract for HMS Queen Elizabeth

London - Babcock will facilitate a six-week routine maintenance on the 65,000-tonne carrier, the UK’s largest ever warship.

London - Babcock will facilitate a six-week routine maintenance on the 65,000-tonne carrier, the UK’s largest ever warship. Works include a planned hull survey and maintenance of her underwater systems as part of the first planned dry-dock maintenance of the HMS Queen Elizabeth, maintaining 100 jobs at its peak throughout summer. A Babcock UK spokeswoman welcomed the announcement, saying, “We look forward to welcoming HMS Queen Elizabeth back to our facilities, where she was assembled, for her first docking and maintenance period. We continue to work closely with our MOD and Royal Navy customer on this national asset.” The maintenance will mark the HMS Queen Elizabeth’s return to the Babcock site where she was built. HMS Queen Elizabeth left the Babcock site for sea trials in June 2017, with HMS Prince of Wales set to follow by the end of 2019.
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