Babcock pens contract to support Brazilian Navy’s flagship NAM Atlântico
Aerospace, defence and security company Babcock International has signed a contract to support the Brazilian Navy’s (Marinha do Brasil) flagship NAM Atlântico, formerly the Royal Navy platform HMS Ocean, as part of its global support program.
Under the four-year contract, the company will deliver through-life support for the vessel. Babcock’s key asset management activities include deep maintenance, in-service support, equipment and systems support and through-life engineering of naval assets across the globe.
Babcock will also assist the navy to develop a spares’ management system for the ship, deliver a range of technical training packages to personnel on-board and at the naval base, as well as developing and installing upgrades on the ship.
Support has already commenced with an in-country presence established ahead of the first maintenance period, scheduled to begin in April 2022.
An in-country team will be embedded within the Arsenal de Marinha do Rio de Janeiro, the main maintenance centre and naval base of the Brazilian Navy, to deliver this package of work. Furthermore, the team will be supported by workers based in the UK who will provide technical support from the wider Babcock business.
“We are delighted to sign this contract to provide through life support to NAM Atlântico. Our innovative end-to-end support solution delivers support to equipment, system and platforms, optimising availability to ensure operational success for our customers around the globe,” Gary Simpson, Managing Director of Marine’s Support business, said.
This contract follows on from Babcock’s recent activity in the global maritime market which includes the first export contract for its Arrowhead 140 (AH140) frigate through a design licence agreement with PT PAL Indonesia (Persero) and being selected as the platform design provider and technology partner for Poland’s MIECZNIK (Swordfish) new frigate program.