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UK MoD awards RIB engine support contract

17th June 2020 - 14:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The UK MoD announced on 17 June that it has awarded a £26.7 million ($33.4 million) contract to Oxfordshire-based EP Barrus for the upkeep, update and supply of engines on more than 1,100 craft.

The seven-year contract covers the in-service fleet of RIBs, Mexeflote landing-rafts and planned future craft for users including the British Army, MoD Police, Royal Marines and RN.

James Melia, Project Manager for DE&S Boats Team, said: ‘We are committed to ensuring that engines are effectively managed through every stage of their life cycle and our partnership with EP Barrus will provide critical support to this.’

At least 40 jobs will directly be maintained through the contract with 80 others being supported across EP Barrus’ UK supply chain.

The contract also secures the company’s graduate programme for young engineering students. 

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