Rolls-Royce has built on a tradition of business relations with German companies and government agencies that dates back over ninety years. Over that time, Rolls-Royce has steadily strengthened its links with Germany. Approximately 2.2 billion Euros have been invested in developing the Rolls-Royce locations in Germany and the successful BR700 family of engines.
Today Rolls-Royce in Germany has a workforce of around 3,500 divided between its two sites in Dahlewitz near Berlin and Oberursel near Frankfurt am Main. Rolls-Royce Deutschland is Germany's only fully certified engine manufacturer with complete systems capability for the design, production and after-sales support of modern civil and military turbine engines.
Together with German partners, Rolls-Royce supplies, produces and supports engines for customers both in Germany and abroad. These customers not only include big names among the commercial airlines and charter operators, but also the German Armed Forces, many of whose fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters are powered by Rolls-Royce engines. 2,200 Rolls-Royce engines are currently in service in Germany.
The BR700 family of engines was developed at the Dahlewitz plant. Final assembly of all BR700 engines takes place there. The success story of the BR700 engines is reflected in over seven million cumulative operating hours. As the Centre of Competence for two-shaft engines within the Rolls-Royce Group, Dahlewitz is also responsible for the Tay, Spey and Dart engine series. Rolls-Royce Deutschland provides support to 5,000 engines in service worldwide.
The Dahlewitz site is as well responsible for final assembly and test of the IAE V2500, a twin-shaft turbofan suitable for short and medium range aircraft and installed on the Airbus A319, A320 and A321 and the A319 Corporate Jet.
The Oberursel site site has become established as a recognised production location within Rolls-Royce. High-tech components for numerous Rolls-Royce engine programmes are manufactured here, employing state-of-the-art production technology. Furthermore, small gas turbines for civilian and military applications, e.g. Gnome, Tornado SPS and T56, are maintained and overhauled at this site. Maintainance and support of the RTM322 engines, developed jointly by Rolls-Royce and Turbomeca for the Bundeswehr's NH90 helicopters, is carried out in Oberursel.
Rolls-Royce Deutschland is responsible for delivering technically demanding modules, such as the high-pressure compressor and for systems integration of the TP400-D6 engine programme for the Airbus A400M military transport aircraft.
Industrial gas turbines built by the company are in service in Germany in the power generation, oil and gas sectors and the latest product, the Trent 60 WLE, is in service with RWE, Germany’s largest electricity supplier. Four generating sets replaced 1970’s technology gas turbines at the Emsland combined cycle power station. The new turbines will provide a saving of around 45,000 tonnes of CO2 annually.
In addition, in naval engineering, Rolls-Royce is one of the world's leading suppliers of integrated propulsion systems. The expanding Rolls-Royce Marine service network today has facilities in 35 countries. Germany is an important market for Rolls-Royce Marine. That’s why in 2011 the company opened a new Marine Service Centre in the Port of Hamburg, Germany. The new facility will serve a variety of customers from the commercial and offshore sectors, and will also provide services for naval customers.
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