Babcock International Group gave two valid reasons for the group's intention to talk about country partnerships with stakeholders looking to improve their maritime capability at Euronaval: The need of many countries to maximise availability of their surface and subsurface assets, and the significance of joint ventures capable of providing local and international Navies with, "world-class engineering services in the strategic region." The drive to develop and improve the way in which Babcock provides services to its customers and expand its portfolio of maritime services internationally has been a "centrepiece" of its presence at the show, and a chance for it to promote its partnering potential. 

Mönch learned that there is a very strong third reason: Specifically, as a, "submarine capability partner," the company has a substantial pedigree of working collaboratively to develop long-term investments that bring mutual benefits. One such example has been the successfull delivery of through-life enginering support for Canada's VICTORIA class of diesel-electric submarines. Babcock informed in Le Bourget that this project represents an example of how collaborating with Babcock pays "real dividends" for its clients.

Stefan Nitschke

Babcock successfully handed back HMCS CHICOUTIMI (SS 879) to the Royal Canadian Navy following an Extended Docking Work Period (EDWP), with the boat becoming the first Canadian naval platform to have an EDWP undertaken by an industry partner. (Photo: Babcock)

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