Babcock International

The Background

Babcock International is a leading provider of critical, complex engineering services which support national defence, save lives and protect communities.

Their Devonport Royal Dockyard facility is co-located with HM Naval Base Devonport to form the largest naval support site in Western Europe.

Working in partnership with the Ministry of Defence, Babcock provides through-life support for submarines, surface ships and associated systems and equipment as part of their continuing commitment to support the UK’s naval capability.

Devonport is a busy operational, training and support base for both submarines and surface ships including visiting international naval vessels. The Base is the home port for all ships in the Royal Navy (RN) amphibious fleet, half of the RN frigate fleet and a number of RN submarines and survey vessels. Devonport is also home to Royal Navy Sea Training (FOST) and Royal Marine Commando and its craft.

The Project

WH Scott & Son is responsible for managing the maintenance of all non-nuclear cranes at Devonport Royal Dockyard. Offering 24/7 callout support, WHS has a staffed facility based on the dockyard, enabling the team to also provide support for the maintenance of cranes within the nuclear facility and a number of major modification and maintenance programmes.