Frazer-Nash bags Royal Navy ‘Safe to Operate’ contract

The UK Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) Ships Operating Centre has awarded Frazer-Nash a contract for support on the delivery of ‘Safe to Operate’ Royal Navy equipment and platforms to the MOD.

Frazer-Nash will be supported by BMT Cadence, BMT DSL and Survivability Consulting Limited on the undertaking.

The ‘Safe to Operate’ program aims to improve safety and environmental protection arrangements through the development and updating of technical evidence and processes that underpin associated risk to life safety and environmental protection arguments.

This project, is one of the company’s largest projects to date, as Frazer-Nash’s senior business manager surface ships, Paul Havron, explains:

“Frazer-Nash will be responsible for undertaking a wide-ranging safety and environmental protection technical programme of work reviewing and updating existing evidence and capturing and developing new documentation on behalf of the client. At the end of the programme, the customer will have the processes, tools and technical evidence to support their claim of substantial assurance against the regulatory requirements and will ensure that Ships Operating Centre is able to share good practice within DE&S into the future.

“Although predominately a safety-related commission, the project will involve a wide range of specialists from across the Frazer-Nash technical workforce. This contract is one of the largest single wins for the company and could involve up to 50 full-time specialists at its peak for up to three years.”