Rolls-Royce Expands in Namibia

(Press Release)
Friday, April 15, 2011

Rolls-Royce opened its latest Marine Service Centre, in Walvis Bay, Namibia.The investment is the latest stage in the development of a global Marine Service Centre network, which brings the expertise of Rolls-Royce engineers to customers around the world. Rolls-Royce has opened seven Marine Service Centres in the last two years. The global network now includes facilities in 35 countries, enabling a growing number of customers to access engineering services, spare parts and the extensive range of Rolls-Royce marine products.The Walvis Bay facility will serve companies operating predominently off the west coast of Africa – one of the world’s fastest growing areas for oil and gas production.  It will be operated in partnership with Elgin Brown & Hamer (EBH) Namibia and located within their ship repair yard, in the Port of Walvis Bay.Martin Hall, Rolls-Royce, Senior Vice President Services – Europe & Africa, said:  “Rolls-Royce is continuing to invest in its global service network in response to growing customer demand for our world-class engineering capabilities.”

“Walvis Bay is a key port for merchant shipping and vessels supporting the offshore industry. It is also firmly established as a regional hub for ship repair, which makes it an ideal location to provide mission critical support, which will be available to our customers around the clock. I would like to thank EBH and the Port Authority – Namport, for their support in establishing this facility.”

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