KAEFER Secure Five Ship Deal with Babcock to Provide Surface Protection Marine Coatings for the Type 31 Frigate Programme

KAEFER UK and Ireland, has announced that it has secured a long-term, £22m contract with Babcock, to provide technical surface protection to the Royal Navy’s newest frigate, the Type 31.

The shipbuilding programme which will continue until 2028, brings continuity of work for KAEFER’s existing industrial services workforce at Babcock’s Rosyth facilities, with new employment opportunities and prosperity for the local economy.

KAEFER will apply over 510,000m2of specialist paint coatings, providing skilled jobs for an additional 70 painters and support staff. With this work forming part of the build programme, KAEFER’s expertise, highest quality standards and long history of delivering ship support services safely, on time and on budget, is vital.

Sean Donaldson, Managing Director, Marine Engineering and Systems, Babcock International Group said: “The contract with KAEFER, to supply the Type 31 programme, builds upon years of collaboration between our organisations. New painting, protection and digitilisation technology will be deployed within a working arrangement, to deliver a successful project for our end customer, the UK Royal Navy.”
Image courtesy of Babcock International Group.

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