In the final quarter of 2007, Rolls-Royce continued to expand its global capability, with strong performance in the marine and offshore sectors. The offshore marine business increased the value of its largest contract from Nordcapital to $227m with a further four UT Design deep water anchor handling vessels, incorporating a range of Rolls-Royce marine
equipment, worth a total of $105 million. This followed a June 2007 contract worth $121 million for six UT Designs and equipment. The energy business
also recorded its largest ever contract, with a $176mTotalCare services agreement with BP (BP)
for the maintenance of 28 RB211 gas turbines operating
onshore and offshore in Azerbaijan
. The agreement extends an existing contract until 2016.
In addition, the US Navy has renewed its F405 (Adour) engine services contract
with Rolls-Royce for the fifth year to provide support for the T-45 training aircraft. The contract is worth $66m. In addition, the US naval architecture and engineering firm Seaworthy Systems Inc.
, based in Connecticut, with offices in New Jersey, Virginia and California, has been acquired to improve further marine support services.