Babcock receives submarine refit contract from UK MoD

Babcock has been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) for a £350m three-and-a-half-year refit of the Trident missile-carrying submarine HMS Vengeance, to be undertaken at Babcock’s Devonport Royal Dockyard.

HMS Vengeance is the fourth and last of the Vanguard-class submarines to undergo a long overhaul period and refuel (LOP[R]).  The submarine is now at Devonport ready to dock down this month and will remain in dry dock until flood-up in late 2014.