Rolls Royce Wins Support Contract for 4 Navies
Rolls Royce has secured a GBP 137 million (USD $258 million) contract from the Defence Logistic Organisation’s Warships Support Agency of the British Ministry of Defence to service Olympus and Tyne engines for the Royal Navy and for the French, Belgian and Royal Netherlands navies.
Under the TotalCare contract, workers at Rolls Royce plants in Ansty and Bristol will service Olympus and Tyne gas turbines for the next 12 years, at which point the ships carrying them are scheduled to go out of service. The deal covers 3 Royal Navy carriers, 9 Royal Navy Type 42 destroyers, 7 French Navy Georges Leygues-class destroyers, 3 Belgian Navy Wielingen-class frigates, and 1 Royal Netherlands L-class frigate.
In December, Rolls-Royce signed a 20-year contract with the Chilean Navy to provide repair services and technical support for 5 of its ships, powered by Olympus, Tyne and Spey gas turbines.
Rolls-Royce already has long-term support contracts with the UK MoD which cover propulsion support for nuclear submarines, and for the operation of the Vulcan naval reactor test establishment at Dounreay, Scotland.