BAE Systems has been chosen as prime contractor to manage the regeneration and upgrade of two ex-Royal Navy Type 22 frigates being transferred to Romania under a government-level agreement.
The agreement covers two phases with Phase 1, worth £116m being undertaken in the UK and Phase 2 in Romania.
The contract, awarded by the UK MoD, is being managed through the Customer Solutions & Support (CS&S) group within BAE Systems.
‘This is an exciting opportunity for the business to apply its naval engineering and prime contracting skills to such a significant international contract,’ said CS&S’s Land & Sea Managing Director, Rory Fisher. ‘CS&S is working closely with UK industry to ensure that the best capabilities are brought together to deliver the frigates to our customer in a timely, cost effective manner.’
In the first phase CS&S will be working with its two Portsmouth-based joint ventures Fleet Support Limited (FSL) and Flagship Training.
FSL will carry out the regeneration work at Portsmouth naval base and Flagship will train the Romanian crews to operate the vessels under the Royal Navy’s FOST (Flag Officer Ships Training) programme.