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Babcock brings OMT into the fold for Type 31e bid

06 April 2018

Key Points

  • OMT has joined the Babcock-led Team 31 bidding for the UK’s Type 31e frigate programme
  • Babcock has confirmed a distributed modular build strategy for Type 31e with pre-outfitted modules to be integrated at Rosyth

Danish ship design consultancy Odense Maritime Technology (OMT) has joined the Babcock-led industry group bidding for the United Kingdom’s Type 31e frigate programme, heightening expectations that the team will bid a design based on the pedigree of the Royal Danish Navy’s Absalon-class support ships and Iver Huitfeldt-class frigates.

In a separate but associated development, Babcock has confirmed that it is pursuing a distributed modular build strategy for Type 31e that would see pre-outfitted modules from yards in England, Northern Ireland, and Scotland brought together for final integration at the company’s Rosyth dockyard facility in Fife, Scotland.

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