BAE Systems has awarded further manufacturing equipment contracts to six companies for the Type 26 GCS (Global Combat Ship) combat frigate being developed for the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy, bringing the total investment to date in the Type 26 supply chain to more than £380 million.
The new contracts include key items such as steering systems, doors, davit system and mooring equipment for the first three ships and have been awarded to Rolls-Royce (steering gears and stabilisers); Johnsons Controls (chilled water plants); Marine Systems Technology (gastight, weathertight and watertight doors, hatches and scuttles and the Hangar XY crane); Salt Separation Services (reverse osmosis desalination plants); Detegasa (membrane sewage treatment plants and oily water separators); and MEP-Pellegrini Marine Equipments (anchor handling and mooring equipment, boat davit, and radar cross section screen closures).
BAE Systems is also contracted to deliver the ships’ shared Infrastructure and the electro-optical sensors control system.
To date a total of 33 companies across the maritime supply chain are working with BAE Systems to deliver the Type 26 GCS ships. This includes a total of 15 companies with contracts underway to manufacture key equipment for the first three ships.