Royal Navy Awards Follow-On Marine Services Contract to Serco

The contract will last for 27 months commencing in December 2022 and follows on directly from the current Private Finance Initiative, ensuring continuity of support By DA Reporter / 17 Nov 2022
Royal Navy Awards Follow-On Marine Services Contract to Serco

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded Serco a £200 million follow-on contract to provide marine services for the Royal Navy. Following the end of the 15-year Private Finance Initiative (PFI) arrangements for the provision of marine services, the new agreement is with the Royal Navy directly.

The contract will last for 27 months commencing in December 2022 and follows on directly from the current PFI, ensuring continuity of support. The MoD has an option to extend the contract for up to six months.

“Serco is delighted to be continuing to provide these vital services to support the Royal Navy,” said Rupert Soames, Serco Group Chief Executive. “We are proud of our service over the last 25 years and especially of our team, which combines decades of experience with highly specialized skills. Many of the team are Navy veterans and have longstanding connections to the national maritime community. We look forward to continuing this support for many years to come, drawing on Serco’s increasing global maritime presence to innovate for our customers in the UK.”

Serco has been supporting the Royal Navy for over 25 years, assisting the movements of Royal Navy ships in and out of harbor and providing a range of further support services, including trialing new maritime technology, ferrying passengers, supporting military training exercises, and the provision and maintenance of buoys and moorings.  

650 mariners and engineers provide these services at six sites across the UK, including at His Majesty’s Naval Bases at Devonport, Portsmouth, Clyde and the BUTEC Ranges in the Kyle of Lochalsh, as well as overseas. 

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