In 2017, we are inhabiting a much more unstable world than could have been forecast twelve months ago. The UK has signed a trilateral agreement to patrol the South China Sea alongside the US Navy and the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force.
At home, Britain depends upon the freedom of the seas for 95% of the goods it exports and for the first time in a generation, the Royal Navy is growing. Steel has been cut on the first of four new Dreadnought ballistic missile boats and BAE Systems will complete the Astute Class of hunter-killer submarines. Two new aircraft carriers will project British military power for the next fifty years, alongside the new Type 45 destroyers. Eight new Type 26 anti-submarine frigates will be built and there is a programme to develop a new class of lighter, general-purpose frigate. There will also be five Offshore Patrol Vessels.
Globally, many nations, particularly the US and countries from India through to Australia, are also engaged in navy fleet renewal.
From 2018 to 2030 the prospects for suppliers of engineered marine products look good.
To maximise your opportunities in these markets and to prepare your business to take advantage of new developments, work with Bill Dormer, who has over 25 years of experience providing engineered products for naval surface ships, submarines and onshore military facilities.
Over those 25 years, Bill has worked on projects with:
- BAE Systems
- Babcock International
- Ultra Group
- UK MOD
- Thyssen Krupp
- US Navy
- Triumph Group
- Saab Kockums
- Indian Shipyards
The products on which Bill has worked include:-
- electro-/mechanical valves & systems for pneumatic & hydraulic applications
- propulsion equipment, steering gear, ship stabilization & gyrocompasses
- technical marine coatings