Babcock completes work package on HMS Scott
Babcock has completed a work package including engine replacement on the Royal Navy’s oceanographic survey vessel, HMS Scott.
Scott arrived at Babcock’s Rosyth facility in May 2018. The engine replacement work included the restoration of four diesel generators and overhaul of the windlass. An extensive tank inspection and survey was also carried out along with the tank rectification work. The completed vessel was then painted, including a full top coat of the outer hull.
Sean Donaldson, managing director of Babcock’s Rosyth site, said: ‘[The increased work package] was achieved through novel methods such as engineering a connection point for external hoses, which allowed filling of the tanks to take place through the ballast system, rather than the tanks themselves. This reduced the filling time from three weeks to six days.’
HMS Scott has now departed for Devonport, its home port.
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