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Rolls-Royce Gets Submarine Power Contract

June 19, 2012

Rolls Royce signs +£1billion  contract with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to deliver reactor cores for the UK’s nuclear-powered submarine fleet

This contract includes regeneration of the current Rolls-Royce submarine reactor core manufacturing facility in Derby. The Group will introduce the latest technology and manufacturing techniques to deliver increased efficiencies committed by the MoD and industry as part of the Strategic Defence and Security Review.

Under this contract Rolls-Royce will continue to maintain and operate its existing reactor core manufacturing facility in Derby, UK. In parallel the Group will complete a phased rebuild to provide a leading-edge manufacturing facility with the highest standards of safety to support future MoD programme needs.
Rolls-Royce is the UK’s lead company, on behalf of the MoD, in nuclear submarine reactor systems and support services; incorporating design, manufacture, procurement and operation.

Jason Smith, Rolls-Royce President Submarines and Chief Operating Officer - Nuclear said: “This is excellent news that demonstrates the high level of trust the MoD has in both our technology and the expertise of our highly skilled workforce. This new facility will deploy advanced manufacturing techniques to enhance our world leading nuclear manufacturing capability.”

The Group has been the sole Technical Authority for the UK Nuclear Steam Raising Plant, which has powered the whole of the UK’s Royal Navy submarine fleet for 50 years.

 

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