BAE Systems Secures UK’s £1.3B Future Maritime Support Project

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BAE Systems Secures UK’s £1.3B Future Maritime Support Project
Portsmouth Naval Base

BAE Systems will support the Royal Navy at Portsmouth Naval Base, with the company securing two contracts valued £1.3 billion as part of the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) Future Maritime Support Programme (FMSP) competition.

The contracts, worth up to £1.3 billion over five years, will commence on 1 October 2021 following a transition period.

BAE Systems will continue to deliver ship asset management, repair and maintenance for the entire Portsmouth flotilla under a £900 million contract.

The company will also establish a Joint Venture with KBR - to be called KBS Maritime - to deliver technology-led and data-driven facilities management and dockside services at the base, under a £365 million contract.

The first of the FMSP contracts secured by BAE Systems (Ship Engineering Delivery and Management) covers Class Output Management (strategy), Design Services (technical planning and design) and Ship Engineering (maintenance, repair and upgrade).

The second contract (Hard Facilities Management & Alongside Services) covers strategic estate management, infrastructure programme development and delivery and provision of operations, maintenance and alongside services.

BAE Systems and its legacy companies have a proud heritage of supporting the Royal Navy at Portsmouth Naval Base for more than 20 years, with the last seven years delivering the Maritime Support Delivery Framework (MSDF) as part of Team Portsmouth. Under this contract, BAE Systems has managed the entire Portsmouth Naval Base estate and supported the Portsmouth-based flotilla.

As well as improving ship delivery, and through a successful partnership with the MOD, BAE Systems has helped deliver a number of improvements to the base under MSDF. These include a Centre of Specialisation for Aircraft Carriers, major improvements to 14 and 15 dock and creation of a new D lock.

The company has also helped reduce carbon emissions from approximately 100,000 tonnes to 35,000 tonnes per year over the last 15 years, supported by the creation of a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant to supply power to the Aircraft Carriers and the introduction of electric vehicles to the base. It has also helped the customer to develop its carbon profile and roadmap for Portsmouth Naval Base, and will support the implementation of the roadmap to achieve the MOD’s net zero goals by 2050.

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