BAE Systems has signed an agreement with Barzan Maintenance Shield and the Qatar Emiri Naval Force (QENF) to develop Warship Support and Naval Base Management Services for the QENF.
According to the agreement, signed at the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX 2022), the companies will work together to deliver world class support for Qatar’s Barzan Class Fast Attack Craft, as well as Naval Base Management Services for the new Umm Al Houl Naval Base.
This new relationship will leverage BAE Systems’ experience of managing the home of the Royal Navy, HM Naval Base Portsmouth and the Portsmouth Flotilla at home and abroad for more than 20 years.
“For us, the choice to work with BAE Systems was an obvious one,” said Abdullah Hassan Al Khater, Vice President and Chief Strategic Procurement Officer, Barzan Holdings. “BAE Systems has a global reputation for excellence in Warship Support. In developing the Umm Al Houl Naval Base, the QENF will benefit enormously from BAE Systems’ expertise, global reach, and the commitment to its customers that it demonstrates on a daily basis.”
“We’re honoured to have been asked to support the QENF in its ambitious plans to expand its naval capabilities,” said David Mitchard, Managing Director, BAE Systems Maritime Services.
“Following significant in-country engagement with Barzan Maintenance Shield and the Qatar Emiri Naval Force, we believe that a long-term partnership using our collective experience can best deliver the QENF’s objectives of increasing warship availability while developing world-class sovereign naval capabilities. “
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