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Type 26 Global Combat Ship
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Philippines Navy Future Frigate


Whippendell Marine Awarded Helicopter Starting System Contract for Type 26 Global Combat Ship by BAE Systems

November 2017

Whippendell Marine is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the contract to supply the Helicopter Starting System to the first batch of 3 Type 26 Global Combat Ships, by BAE Systems.

The award of this contract confirms Whippendell Marine as the key supplier of these systems to the UK Royal Navy surface fleet and support vessels. It will provide a system built on common technology across the majority of the fleet, including the Type 45 Destroyer, Type 23 Frigate and Tide Class Fleet Tanker. This will drive efficiencies through reduced spares holding and reduced operator and maintainer training.

Whippendell Marine has now secured orders for 6 Helicopter Starting Systems from across the globe this year.


Whippendell Marine wins Helicopter Starting System for Philippines Navy

September 2017

Whippendell Marine has secured further contracts with Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in South Korea to supply it's Helicopter Starting System for the Philippines Navy future frigate program. The two new vessels will be a smaller light combatant version of the Incheon class frigate.

Whippendell's system has been specifically tailored to meet the requirements of the Philippines Navy and will provide extensive ground power capability throughout the hangar and flight deck, allowing the operation and maintenance of embarked aviation assets.

This is Whippendell's second major contract award from HHI this year.


Whippendell Marine successfully transitions to ISO 9001:2015.

June 2017

Whippendell Marine’s continued commitment to quality is demonstrated by it’s early transition to the new 9001:2015 standard, over a year ahead of schedule.

Following a review and update of it’s complete Quality Management System, Whippendell Marine successfully undertook a transition audit in June and is now certified to the new standard.


Whippendell Marine wins contract for Helicopter Starting System from HHI.

April 2017

Whippendell Marine is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the contract to supply the Helicopter Starting System for the NZDF's Maritime Sustainment Capability (MSC) project. The 23,000t polar class logistic support vessel is being built by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in South Korea.

The system comprises power conversion, distribution and aircraft connection points to allow operation and servicing of embarked helicopters from the vessel.

This contract extends the Company’s involvement with South Korean shipbuilders and builds on the contracts awarded by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) for similar system for the UK Tide Class fleet tankers and the Norwegian NDLO Logistics Support Vessel (LSV).

David Swabey, Managing Director, commented :

“This contract helps cement our position as leader in the supply of embarked aviation ground power systems for naval and support vessels and continues our success in winning export contracts.”


Whippendell Marine’s Business Development Director Elected to the BNEA Council.

February 2017

Farrell Mossop, Business Development Director at Whippendell Marine was recently elected to the Society of Maritime Industries (SMI) British Naval Equipment Association (BNEA) Council. Other new members include Mr Chris Heywood of Valmet Automation and Mr Carl Hunter of Coltraco Ultrasonics.
The BNEA (British Naval Equipment Association) Council, which is chaired by Brian Johnson of BAE Systems Maritime - Naval Ships, represents the focus of interest of the SMI’s wider membership in naval and defence & security matters.
These member companies range from large corporations to small manufacturers, like Whippendell Marine, and systems houses and their products and services cover virtually everything associated with modern warships, submarines, coastguard and other government related vessels.
The primary role of council members is to bring to bear their considerable and diverse experience in industrial, naval and maritime security issues in balanced council discussions.
Farrell was delighted to accept his appointment to the Council and looks forward to being an active participant at future meetings.


From Coventry ...

October 2016

With Exhibition and Conference season upon us, Directors at Whippendell Marine set aside time to attend two key events – the NDI Conference at the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre in Coventry and EURONAVAL in Paris.
The theme of this year’s NDI Conference was ‘Growth Through Innovation’ and delegates heard from the Home Office and MoD as well as leading industry experts from BAE Systems, Rolls Royce and Raytheon UK. Day 2 of the Conference was dedicated to ‘Meet the Buyer’, which provided delegates with the opportunity to have 1:1 meetings with potential customers, suppliers and business partners.

... To Paris

Since its creation in 1968, EURONAVAL has been exclusively devoted to naval defence and maritime security and prides itself on being the World Meeting of Naval Technologies of the Future.
As well as attracting the World’s leading players in defence, it also recognises the role SME’s play in shaping the future of naval technologies and at this year’s exhibition dedicated the ‘Innovation Area’ solely to SME’s.
Commenting on these two events, Farrell Mossop, Whippendell Marine’s Business Development Director said:
‘As a business, we understand the importance of setting time aside to attend these types of events as they not only provide us with the opportunity to meet up with key Clients, Suppliers and business contacts and further develop our international network, but they are also an important means of keeping us up to date with the latest market developments’.


Farrell Mossop Joins Whippendell Marine As Business Development Director

September 2016

Whippendell Marine, a privately owned electrical engineering business, which specialises in electrical solutions for Naval and Marine Applications appoints a Business Development Director to further expand its Systems work within the UK and International Defence and Marine markets.
Having spent much of his career working internationally within the marine and defence sectors, most recently as Head of Defence and Industrial at IMES Ltd and prior to that, Head of Business Development & International Market Development within BAE Systems Surface Ships, Farrell has excellent credentials and is ideally placed to take on this new and important role.
Commenting on Farrell’s appointment, Whippendell Marine’s Managing Director, David Swabey said:

‘As a business, we have a solid reputation with our current customer base and within the markets we currently work; however, we recognise that with an ever changing global environment, it is imperative that we do not stand still but expand our horizons and capabilities to ensure our ongoing stability and growth.
With his breadth of knowledge in Naval Defence, an MSc in International Defence Marketing and a BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Farrell was the obvious choice to lead Whippendell Marine into new Markets and Countries and further strengthen our market position within the UK Naval Defence Sector.
We are delighted to welcome Farrell to the business and I am looking forward to working with him over the coming months and years.’


Whippendell Marine Signs The Armed Forces Covenant

September 2016

Whippendell Marine has made a commitment to support the armed forces Community and as part of that commitment has recently signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant.
The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation to those who serve or who have served, and their families, which says we will do all we can to ensure they are treated fairly and not disadvantaged in their day-to-day lives.
Whippendell Marine recognises the value serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families bring to our business and as such will seek to uphold the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant.