Babcock Canada (Babcock) has signed a Technical Cooperation Agreement with HD Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd (HD HHI) to collaborate on the Canadian Patrol Submarine Project (CPSP). The CPSP was established by the Canadian Department of National Defence to research procurement options for its next generation submarine. This Technical Cooperation Agreement enables both leading marine organisations to share their respective capabilities in shipbuilding and submarine sustainment in support of the CPSP. HD HHI will leverage its world-class construction capabilities, while Babcock will contribute its expertise in providing in-service support and sustainment of Canada’s Victoria Class submarines, which it has been doing since 2008.
John Howie said: “As a world leader in submarine sustainment, this agreement enables Babcock to build on our longstanding relationship with HD HHI and combine both organisations’ extensive experience on the Canadian Patrol Submarine Project.”
John Howie, Babcock’s Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, signed the agreement alongside Young-seuk Han, Vice Chairman & CEO of HD HHI, at the International Maritime and Defence Exhibition (MADEX) in Busan, South Korea.
Young-seuk Han said: “Through close collaboration between leading companies in Canada and South Korea in shipbuilding and defense industry, we will propose the optimal submarine to the Canadian Patrol Submarine Project, equipped with the latest technology in both Canada and South Korea.”
The agreement cements Babcock’s commitment to supporting the Royal Canadian Navy’s current and future Maritime programmes. Babcock is a global expert in maintaining, modifying, and extending the life of in-service submarines, supporting Canadian, UK and Australian Navies. Since 2008, Babcock has been a trusted partner of the Royal Canadian Navy, delivering on the Victoria In-Service Support Contact (VISSC). Working collaboratively with the Canadian Submarine Sustainment Enterprise to deliver on VISSC, Babcock has become Canada’s undisputed leader in submarine in-service support expertise and experience, including:
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Babcock International Group plc is a British aerospace, defence and nuclear engineering services company based in London, England. It specialises in managing complex assets and infrastructure. Although the company has civil contracts, its main business is with public bodies, particularly the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence and Network Rail. The company has four operating sectors, with overseas operations based in Africa, North America, South America, Europe and Australia. Babcock is listed on the London Stock Exchange, and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.