- 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.
Want to read more? For analysis on this article and access to all our insight content, please enquire about our subscription options at ihs.com/contact