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Babcock wins ten-year Queen Elizabeth-class dry dock contract

16th May 2022 - 17:30 GMT | by Harry Lye in London


The two Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers at Rosyth. (Photo: Babcock)

The first activity in a dry-dock contract for the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers is scheduled for 2023.

British defence company Babcock has won a ten-year contract worth £30 million ($36 million) to provide dry-dock maintenance for the UK RN's two Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers in Rosyth, Scotland.

Babcock beat Belfast's Harland & Wolff to the contract, which will ensure the two aircraft carriers can undergo planned maintenance and repairs at the Rosyth site.

Exact timings for maintenance are classified and dependent on the programmes of the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers; however, the first planned activity is set to take place next year with a six-week work package.

MoD Defence Equipment & Support awarded the contract following

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Harry Lye


Harry Lye

Harry Lye is Senior Naval Reporter at Shephard Media.

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