Our technology powers offshore oil platforms around the world and transports oil and gas through 35 pipelines in 24 countries. Our power generation technology solutions ensure that reliable, dependable and flexible electricity supplies are efficiently met, without comprising emissions performance. We have also established a strong position in the civil nuclear sector.
Oil and Gas
Our products help to ensure that the earth's finite oil and gas resources are used in the most efficient way possible.
We have more than 65 million hours of operating experience in oil and gas applications, 1,700 systems worldwide and over 650 units sold for offshore platform service.
Our gas turbines provide the power that enables oil platforms to operate in some of the most hostile and remote locations of the world, for example in temperatures ranging from -50°C in Canada and Russia in the winter, to +50°C in Africa and the Middle East in summer.
Our compressor technology transports oil and gas across continents to where it is needed most. We have over 900 pipeline compressors installed on 35 pipelines in 24 countries operating with industry leading efficiency. We also have over 700 barrel-type centrifugal compressors operating in various natural gas and process applications.
We are a growing supplier to the utility and distributed power generation sectors.
Our family of gas turbine generating sets provides a broad plant range to address today's distributed energy environment, from 4MWe to 64MWe, while our reciprocating gas engine generating sets cover the 2MWe to 9.3MWe range.
Our operating experience with industrial gas turbines exceeds 170 million hours and many of our products are delivering reduced levels of emissions - the results of our unique dry low emissions combustion system.
Our technology solutions ensure reliable, dependable and flexible electricity supplies are met efficiently, without comprising emissions performance.
As with the marine business, our energy business will benefit from the acquisition of Tognum through our joint venture with Daimler. By combining our medium-speed diesel and gas Bergen engines business with Tognum's high-speed reciprocating engines, we will create a world leading reciprocating engines offering in the energy industry.
The acquisition significantly enhances our core product and systems portfolio and global network of sales and service facilities, benefitting customers across high-growth applications, including offshore and shale gas fracturing, as well as primary, standby and rental land-based power generation.
In January 2012, the ownership of Bergen Engines transferred from Rolls-Royce to Engine Holding GmbH, the 50/50 joint venture company formed with Daimler.
Rolls-Royce made significant progress in developing its nuclear business in 2011, securing the prestigious ASME-N stamp accreditation at our UK nuclear manufacturing facilities. Plans for a new UK civil manufacturing facility progressed throughout 2011 and the business received outline planning permission for a potential site in South Yorkshire.
Strategic relationships with reactor vendors and utility operators were further strengthened. An important cooperation agreement was signed with Areva in March 2011, to cover the manufacture of complex components for the first European Pressurised Water Reactors (PWR) to be built in the UK. Enhanced MoUs were also signed with Nuclear Power Delivery UK and EDF, the world's largest utility operator. Additionally, the business entered into a landmark agreement with Rosatom, the Russian state-owned nuclear company, for the development of global civil nuclear programmes.
As a key step in growing its reactor services business, Rolls-Royce completed the acquisition of US-based R. Brooks Associates, a world leader in remote visual inspection.
We signed a €250 million contract with EDF to supply instrumentation and control (I&C) technologies to the world's largest reactor upgrade programme, being carried out in France. We also opened a dedicated I&C service centre to enhance our operations for customers in China.