Hamworthy Pumps is to supply Babcock International Group with pump solutions for five highly specialized Type 31 military vessels. With this contract, the two companies strengthen an already close and long-standing collaboration on deliveries to the government market in the UK. Including the Type 23 (Duke class) frigates, which were built from 1989 to 2002 and have proven their versatility in naval operations around the world.
The Babcock International Group contract includes the delivery of a total of 235 pumps over a five-year period. According to the newly appointed CEO, Hans Christiaan Laheij, the Type 31 program will be an important reference in the coming years, with Hamworthy Pumps further increasing its focus on the Navy segment.
“Hamworthy Pumps has a long history as a supplier for naval projects and a significant installed base on military ships in the USA, Canada and the Netherlands, among others. In addition to the contract for the Type 31 frigates, we also have significant contracts for new ships for the US Navy. It gives us an excellent position to be considered for other upcoming naval projects,” says Hans Christiaan Laheij.
For example, a key element of the Type 31 program is to supply a design with the potential to secure a range of export orders and thereby supporting the UK economy and UK jobs. If international customers wish to develop local build and support capabilities, Hamworthy Pumps will support a collaboration approach with a range of export strategies to maximize local in-country content.
Courtesy of Hamworthy Pumps.