Rolls-Royce wins multiple US Navy contracts for ship engines

25 June 2020 (Last Updated June 25th, 2020 12:14)

Rolls-Royce has secured multiple contracts worth $115.6m from the US Navy to provide ship engines, propulsion components, and services.

Rolls-Royce wins multiple US Navy contracts for ship engines
Rolls-Royce has secured contracts from the US Navy to provide ship engines, propulsion components and services. Credit: Textron Systems.

Rolls-Royce has secured multiple contracts worth $115.6m from the US Navy to provide ship engines, propulsion components, and services.

The latest engine contract, worth $34.4m, is a follow-on production agreement for 16 new MT7 gas-turbine engines to power US Navy Ship-to-Shore Connector Landing Craft.

Produced by Textron, gas-turbine engines installed on the landing craft are exclusively provided by Rolls-Royce.

The MT7 engine is produced in Indianapolis, US. It is a variant of the Rolls-Royce AE 1107C engine powering V-22 aircraft and is a member of the Rolls-Royce AE family of engines.

Work under the $10.9m propulsion components contract will include main propulsion monobloc propellers, propeller hubs, blades, and other components production.

Components of the ship will be produced at the company’s facilities in Walpole, Massachusetts.

The $70.3m services agreement will cover maintenance and repair services of controllable pitch propeller (CPP) hubs and oil distribution boxes (OD Boxes) for multiple navy ship classes, including DDG 51 destroyers.

Servicing of the ship components will take place at Rolls-Royce facilities in Walpole, with work scheduled be concluded in 2026.

Under the $600m investment programme, Rolls-Royce is close to completing $400m worth of improvements.

The company is also investing in upgrades in Walpole to enhance production and service facilities.

Rolls-Royce Defense US Naval & Coast Guard Platforms programme director Leo Martins said: “Rolls-Royce is proud to support the US Navy through an extensive portfolio of engines and propulsion system components, as well as service agreements.

“Rolls-Royce propulsion equipment is in service around the globe on nearly all US Navy ships and the new agreements reflect continued confidence from the Navy in Rolls-Royce products.”