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1979 Babcock and Wilcox became Babcock International
1982 Babcock International plc floated on the London Stock Exchange
By 1989 FKI had shut down a quarter of Babcock's manufacturing plant.
1989 Babcock was spun out of FKI (except for Babcock Robey)
1994 Babcock Robey was sold to Wellman Group
1995 Babcock sold a 75 percent share in its energy division, which made large boilers for power stations and steam generators, to Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding. Babcock concentrated on facilities management, process engineering and materials handling.
c.1996 won the contract to manage Rosyth dockyard
2105 Babcock International Group Plc. Revenue £4.5bn. Employ 34,000 worldwide with 29,000 in the UK. Divisions are Marine and Technology, Defence and Security, Support Services, and International. Tradng companies include Babcock Marine (Rosyth), Babcock Marine (Devonport), Babcock Marine (Clyde), Appledore Shipbuilders (2004), and Cavendish Nuclear.