Tuesday, August 11, 2009

News: AESSEAL included in £370m defence contract


AESSEAL, the world leading designers and manufacturers of mechanical seals based in Rotherham, has been named as a sub-contracter in a £370m, 10 year contract between the Ministry of Defence and BAE Systems.

The Torpedoes Capability Contract (TCC) covers all aspects of support and maintenance for the heavyweight Spearfish torpedoes that arm Britain's submarine fleet and lightweight Sting Ray torpedoes which are carried on Royal Navy ships and helicopters and Royal Air Force Nimrod Maritime Patrol aircraft.

The contract will support about 120 skilled jobs at BAE Systems in Portsmouth, while about a third of the total contract value, will go to sub-contractors, like AESSEAL, sustaining further industry jobs around the UK.

Minister for Defence Equipment and Support, Quentin Davies, said: "The contract will provide a more cohesive and efficient approach to our torpedo support programme and ensures that the UK sustains this important capability into the future.

"These potent British-designed and built weapons arm the Royal Navy's submarine fleet, surface fleet and helicopters and Royal Air Force Nimrod patrol aircraft. The contract further demonstrates our continued investment in high-technology defence equipment for our Armed Forces."

With their headquarters at Templeborough, AESSEAL is a global company, employing over 1,000 people. Their mechanical seals are used in pumps and rotating equipment to prevent liquids and gases from escaping into the environment.

AESSEAL website
BAE Systems website

Images: baesystems.com


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