The Babcock International Group offers a complete range of design, build and support solutions across both defence and commercial sectors. In addition to its traditional refit and maintenance role, Babcock is increasingly working at the earlier stages of major warship design and construction programmes. In the commercial arena Babcock undertakes high-tech engineered composite work, overhauls railway equipment and builds, converts and refits large yachts and specialist craft.
Babcock is a Prime Support Contractor to the Royal Navy, providing comprehensive through-life support for submarines, surface ships and equipments. Babcock undertakes in-service support and capability upgrades of existing vessels and systems and works at all stages of the life cycle from initial concept design through manufacture to installation, commissioning, operation and disposal. The company also provides planning and management of integrated programmes, technical and logistics support and comprehensive data management services. Babcock provides specialised ship and superyacht design and build through its Appledore and Devonport facilities and is involved in a number of new platform programmes. Most notably the design of the new Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers, The Prince of Wales and The Queen Elizabeth.
Today, Babcock is the UK's leading engineering support services organisation with revenue of circa £3bn in 2010 and an order book in excess of £12 billion. The company is the largest private sector employer in Devon and Cornwall where they manage HMNB Devonport.