- UK firm Babcock wins bid to build new Type 31 Frigates from the Ministry of Defence
- The ships will be designed in Plymouth
- Luke Pollard MP: “It’s fantastic news that Babcock has won the order”
UK firm Babcock has won the bid from the Ministry of Defence, to design and build the new Type 31 frigates for the Royal Navy. The new ships will be designed in Plymouth and built in Scotland.
Luke Pollard, the MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport, has been supporting Babcock’s bid for this from the start. Commenting on this, he said:
“It’s fantastic news that Babcock has won the order to build the new Type 31 frigates. I have been arguing for over a year that Babcock’s bid was superior in terms of capabilities but also best in terms of creating and supporting jobs.
“While the task of building the ships will be done in Scotland, Devonport will get design jobs.
“After our successful campaign to base the new Type 26 frigates in a Devonport I will now do all I can to see these new Type 31s based in our city too.”