A&P Downselected as Contender for the MARS Programme

Friday 6th August 2010

A&P Group in association with Thales Naval has been downselected as one of the 6 tenderers for the replacement RFA Tanker replacements.

In 2009 the UK MoD issued a call for Expressions of Interest for Companies wishing to be involved in providing up to 6 new tankers to replace the existing Rover and Leaf Class tankers operated by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.

A&P Group and Thales Naval collaborated in submitting a Prequalification submission which resulted in the two Companies being successful in proceeding the next phase, an Invitation to Submit Outline Solutions which was delivered in May 2010.

The proposal is at an early stage of development however A&P Group are leading a group of UK based suppliers to offer an almost wholly UK based, low cost solution, to provide up to six new Tankers for the RFA to replace the aging RFA tanker assets.  Given the pressure on budgets and the need to offer a solution that meets the operational needs of the RFA Flotilla and the Royal Navy, this is an demanding proposition, however our knowledge of the RFA business, conversion and integration expertise developed by A&P and the long term support arrangements designed to minimise through life cost will all be to our advantage.

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