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KAEFER in the UK strengthen strategic partnership with Babcock through marine industrial services framework

Apr 8, 2021

KAEFER in the UK are extremely pleased to announce that we have strengthened our strategic relationship with Babcock by securing a framework agreement to exclusively deliver our world class industrial services at the Devonport and Clyde shipyards.


This contract will run for 5 years, further building on the long-term relationship and high-quality services that our UK team has delivered to Babcock for over 20 years. The industrial services contract will sustain over 700 KAEFER jobs in the UK.

Chris Foulkes, CEO for KAEFER in the UK & Ireland said ”I take this opportunity to personally thank our marine site delivery teams - we have only been able to secure this framework and long term employment for our UK workforce, due to their ongoing and long term exceptional performance. Operations Excellence is part of our DNA at KAEFER and continuous improvement is critical in demonstrating value for work in support of Babcock’s Warship and Submarine maintenance business for the Ministry of Defence.”

David Kemp, Director of Procurement and Supply Chain for Babcock Marine said “We are very pleased to continue to work with the established workforce in the UK and the new leadership from KAEFER for the provision of Industrial Services. The continuity from the prior contracts creates a great opportunity to focus immediately on productivity initiatives as well as innovation in working practices and coating technology, with the goal of providing the best possible quality of delivery to our end customer in the Ministry of Defence.”

Steen Hansen, CO-CEO of the KAEFER Group said “I would like to congratulate the whole team from KAEFER in the UK & Ireland for achieving this very important milestone that is supporting our continuous growth in the local market. At KAEFER we are always looking for long term and sustainable partnerships. This framework agreement fits perfectly into this strategy and we are very happy that Babcock, as our long-term partner, has entrusted us with this new contract.”

The marine industrial services contracts with Babcock will deliver a range of value for money solutions for the maintenance and support of Royal Navy warships and submarines. KAEFER and Babcock will work together towards shared objectives of improved service and quality, bringing resilience to the business and certainty of delivery.


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KAEFER Limited
Kirkstone House   
St Omers Road
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NE11  9EZ

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KAEFER in the UK & Ireland serves a large and growing range of industries with asset integrity services. These services include access solutions, insulation, inspection & testing, protective coatings, asbestos management and more - generating an annual turnover of c.£250 Million. The company currently has 9 operating centres across the UK and Ireland, employing approximately 3,000 highly skilled and experienced people. Further information can be found at