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Published on June 8, 2021

Fendercare Marine awarded supply contract for the Royal Navy’s Type 31 Frigate programme

Fendercare Marine, the world’s leading supplier of high-quality marine equipment, and largest retailer and lessor of Yokohama fenders, is proud to have been awarded the contract to supply the UK’s five new Type 31 frigates with all their deck and mooring equipment. Babcock International will build the vessels for the Royal Navy, which will be constructed at Rosyth in Scotland.

Described as ‘the next generation of frigates’ and to be known as the ‘Inspiration class’, the five general purpose ships will be delivered to the Royal Navy by the end of 2028. Commencing later this year, Fendercare will start to equip HMS ActiveBulldogCampbeltownFormidable and Venturer, with complete ship sets including:

Over the last decade alone, Fendercare has been entrusted to provide the Royal Navy with over 2,000 pneumatic fenders, as well as anchors, chains, and deck equipment. Prior to the UK Ministry of Defence’s current Type 31 project, Fendercare also won the order to equip the first three of the RN’s Type 26 frigates with complete ship sets.