Marine Log

July 27, 2006

FORAN picked for U.K. carrier project

Acting on behalf of the Aircraft Carrier Alliance (ACA), UK-based BAE Systems Marine Limited, has closed a contract with the Spanish company Sener Ingenier’a y Sistemas S.A., for the license to use the FORAN System in the development of the Stage 1 (System Design) of the CVF Project (UK Royal Navy Future Aircraft Carrier).

The contract is worth some EUR 3 million (about $3.78 million).

The contract involves around 100 FORAN seats and a specified set of support services.

According to the contract, FORAN can be implemented in the following sites:

  • Ministry of Defence, Bristol
  • BAE Systems Marine Limited--Naval Ships, Glasgow
  • BAE Systems Marine Limited --Submarines, Barrow-in-Furness
  • Aircraft Carrier Alliance Headquarters, Bristol
  • VT Shipbuilding, Portsmouth
  • Babcock Support Services Limited, Rosyth
  • BAE Systems Integrated System Technologies Limited, Bristol
  • Thales Naval Limited, Bristol
  • Kellogg Brown and Root, Leatherhead

Activities have started immediately and FORAN has already been installed at the Glasgow, Barrow-in-Furness and Portsmouth sites.

Services to be provided by SENER include training, customization, on-site and remote technical assistance, as well as the development of interfaces between FORAN and existing business systems.