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Wednesday, February 17, 2021 

As a subcontractor for Babcock International Group, Hamworthy Pumps is to supply the pump solutions for five highly specialised Type 31 military vessels.

By 2028, Babcock International Group will have built five new Type 31 frigates for the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy, and Hamworthy Pumps will supply the pump solutions. With this contract, the two companies strengthen an already close and long-standing collaboration on deliveries to the government market in the UK. Including the Type 23 (Duke class) frigates.

“The Hamworthy business was founded in 1914 on Poole Quay in Dorset, and we are proud to once again have the opportunity to contribute to an important frigate programme in the United Kingdom. We are currently expanding our Poole capabilities, and this order shows that we have the right setup to handle large and complex projects in the region,” says Jim McGookin, key account manager, Hamworthy Pumps and responsible for the collaboration with Babcock International Group.

The contract includes the delivery of a total of 235 (47 per ship) pumps over a five-year period. These include fire pumps, ballast pumps and various pumps for fuel, water and cooling systems.

Hamworthy CEO, Hans Christiaan Laheij, said: “Hamworthy Pumps has a long history as a supplier for naval projects and a significant installed base on military ships in the USA, Canada and the Netherlands, among others. In addition to the contract for the Type 31 frigates, we also have significant contracts for new ships for the US Navy. It gives us an excellent position to be considered for other upcoming naval projects.”

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