Turkey’s strong economic growth model and infrastructure investment strategy make it an important partner for Rolls-Royce. Our interests in Turkey span all our business segments, including nuclear.
We opened a marine services office in 2009 in Tuzla near several shipyards to provide customer sales and services activities.
Following the sale of Trent 700 engines to Turkish Airlines, we established a Field Service Representative presence in Istanbul International airport, providing on-the-ground support to our customers.
In 2011, Rolls-Royce Energy opened a sales office in Istanbul to support our increasing project and bid activity.
In April 2012, we formally established a regional office in Istanbul in order to address growing business needs.
Aerospace (Civil & Defence)
Rolls-Royce engines power 30 aircraft, including Airbus A330s. This represents a market share of 31% of the wide body fleet and 7% of the total Turkish Airlines fleet.
Our existing engine installed base is 150 engines, including Bell helicopter M250 and C-130 T56 engines.
Through our consortium partners we will be delivering engines for the A 400M (TP400) and T129 Attack helicopter (CTS800). Both engines have elements being manufactured locally through offset agreements.
We are positioning ourselves to participate in new programmes such as the Light Utility and Medium Lift Helicopter and the Trainer (TX) and Fighter programmes.
Turkey’s defence policy to outsource services to industry groups gives us an opportunity to capture a share of the defence aviation services opportunity.
We work very closely with shipowners, designers, shipbuilders and Yacht builders to provide services for the marine equipment we have sold and commissioned in Turkey.
Rolls-Royce provides the propulsion equipment for worlds first LNG tugs that are built in Sanmar Shipyard and commissioned by local RR service engineers.
Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG has a significant presence in naval activities with the Turkish Navy, and increasingly in the Industrial segment. Integration of our activities with MTU following Rolls-Royce’s joint acquisition with Daimler of Tognum, will be key to our long term success in Turkey.
Rolls-Royce Energy’s 4 Avon and 2 RB211 gas turbines provide compression power for Turkey’s state-owned oil and gas pipeline company BOTAS.
Near term opportunity in the oil & gas segment is with the provision of gas compression stations for TANAP, theTrans-Anatolian pipeline project providing gas from Azerbaijan to Europe through Turkey
Rolls-Royce’s Trent 60 offers Turkish IPPs great advantages in the 150 MW gas power plant size.
Turkey intends to build 12 reactors (3 Nuclear plants) with two plants in operation by 2023. This is a significant new build opportunity for Rolls-Royce.
Turkey’s first Akkuyu nuclear plant will be built by Russia’s Rosatom, in partnership with Rolls-Royce.