September 17, 2021
through Charles Forrester
Babcock is tendering the Arrowhead 140 design for Greece’s naval modernization program, with the company also offering significant development and support in the country. (Babcock)
Babcock pointed out to Janes its approach to the four pillars required for Greece’s naval supply program, for which it bids the frigate Arrowhead 140.
Talk to Janes at DSEI 2021 in London, Babcock vice president for maritime business development Jonathan Walton said the company had submitted a competitive bid at the end of July that will involve the construction of ships in Greece at the Scaramanga and Elefsis shipyards, taking advantage of the modular block -building approach for ships. The Arrowyard concept, which launched at DSEI on September 15, will be used to deliver the build concept to Greece.
Walton also said the company hopes to benefit from his experience in the maintenance, support and upgrading of MEKO 200 ships for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and Royal New Zealand Navy, as well as his experience working on ships of the British Royal Navy (RN) Type 23 Duke class frigates, part of the second pillar of the Hellenic Navy’s needs.
Walton said the company had traveled to Greece to examine the viability of the company’s ability to modernize Greek MEKO 200 vessels, saying that “we were able to identify every piece of equipment and research the route to remove each. piece of equipment, which in this case is not very easy – there are a lot of people. We are confident in our ability to do this work, and we would like to do as much as possible in Greece ”.
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Babcock briefed Janes on his approach to the four pillars required for Greece’s naval supply …