New jack up barge at HM Naval Base Portsmouth

KBS Maritime join the Royal Navy and Team Portsmouth partners for a naming ceremony of a new jack up barge at HM Naval Base Portsmouth, attended by First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Ben Key.

The jack up barge has been named Typhoon 3000 after the RMAS TYPHOON, a sea going tug and the first vessel to depart the UK for the Falklands in 1982. The naming ceremony takes place on the same day RMAS TYPHOON left Portland (4 April 1982) ahead of the Task Force which left the following day on 5 April 1982, marking the occasion of its departure from the UK as a part of the Falklands 40-year anniversary.

Typhoon 3000 is managed and operated by KBS Maritime, on behalf of the Royal Navy, in its principal role of lifting Royal Navy vessels from the water into (and out of) dry facilities in Portsmouth, improving operations and future-proofing the facility. Typhoon 3000 is also globally dynamic and can be moved anywhere in the world to support the Royal Navy, should the need ever arise.

James Davis, Managing Director KBS Maritime says ‘KBS Maritime are honoured to attend the naming ceremony, alongside First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Ben Key and our Team Portsmouth partners. The addition of this asset is helping to improve the way we work together on the base and the resilience of our operations, contributing to a more modern naval base that will support the Royal Navy and the UK in the decades ahead.’

About KBS Maritime

KBS Maritime is a joint venture between KBR and BAE Systems, bringing together two global players with a rich heritage of delivering excellence, innovation and reliability.
The joint venture combines the expertise of KBR as a global leader in infrastructure asset management and services with BAE Systems’ experience and capability within Portsmouth Naval Base.
KBS Maritime delivers ambitious, modern and enduring change to the Portsmouth base infrastructure, securing investment in the local community and ensuring fit-for-purpose and modern fleet support for the Royal Navy and the UK in the decades ahead.