On 9th February 2016 James Troop & Co Ltd welcomed Commodore Gary Doyle RN to our premises in Runcorn. This visit was the latest in a series of high profile visits from Naval and government officials, the last being from Defence Minister Philip Dunne in November 2015.
Commodore Doyle has taken over from Commodore Dickie Baum and is based in Liverpool at the Naval Regional Headquarters, HMS Eaglet. During the meeting with Commodore Doyle we were able to display the operations we engage in at James Troop & Co Ltd, ranging from marine and industrial engineering to supplying the MOD with Volvo Penta engines and training.
Throughout the visit Commodore Doyle was intrigued by the history of James Troop & Co Ltd from opening in 1867 and developing into one the world’s leading supplier of diesel engines, spare parts and servicing to the marine and industrial industry.
James Troop & Co Ltd were in the final phase of a contract to supply Volvo Penta engines and generators for the Royal Navy’s Sandown-class Mine Hunters: HMS Bangor, HMS Ramsey, HMS Pembroke, HMS Penzance, HMS Shoreham. HMS Blyth and HMS Grimsby. This work took place at bases in the UK and the Gulf. With the generators now in place on all seven ships, James Troop has now focused on training naval personnel on engine maintenance as well as providing on-going technical and spare parts support.
Commodore Doyle commended James Troop on our hard work in providing a professional and high quality service to the Royal Navy.