Vickers awarded £200 million contract

Vickers Specialist Engines, part of Rolls-Royce plc, has signed a contract worth £200 million under a Ministry of Defence Private Finance Initiative.

Vickers Specialist Engines, part of Rolls-Royce plc, has signed a contract worth £200 million under a Ministry of Defence (MoD) Private Finance Initiative (PFI).

The Field Electrical Power Supplies (FEPS) contract comprises the design, development, supply, maintenance, management and finance of a fleet of 1,300 trailer-mounted field mobile generator sets to the British Army for a 15-year service period.

The contract was signed by Jim Vickerman, Managing Director of Vickers Specialist Engines and Les Lloyd, Leader of the Ministry of Defence Battlefield Infrastructure Integrated Project Team (BFI IPT) at Army 2002, the industry exhibition and equipment demonstration event.

The contract follows the announcement in July 2000 that Vickers Specialist Engines had been selected as the preferred bidder.

Designed for worldwide operation in hostile and demanding environments, the range of mobile, diesel-powered generators has been developed to incorporate ‘stealth’ type technology, including acoustic, thermal and radar signature reduction features, to provide an improved counter-surveillance capability over existing equipment.