The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded up to £$187m worth of new contracts to maintain its fleet of small boats.
Six UK companies will benefit from the five year contract that will involve support for 1,450 boats used by the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army and MoD Police.
The companies are:
Devonport Royal Dockyard Ltd, based in Bristol and Devonport;
UK Dock Tyne Slipway & Eng Co Ltd, based in Tyne and Wear;
Berthon Boat Co Ltd, based in Lymington;
MPI Services (UK) (trading as Manor Marine) Ltd, based in Portland;
Marine Specialised Tech Ltd, based in Liverpool; and
BAE Systems Surface Ships, based in Portsmouth.
The fleet of boats includes offshore raiding craft, Pontoons up to 50 metres in length, police launches and Pacific 24 Ribs and inflatables.
June 12, 2014