Rolls-Royce provides a range of equipment specifically for submarines. Dedicated teams deliver the nuclear systems and support for the Royal Navy’s submarine flotilla, while others are developing a growing range of non-nuclear systems and services for international markets.
Rolls-Royce provide high-integrity designs for flexible couplings used in high-pressure areas tailor-made for naval applications where noise attenuation and shock resistance are required.
The British Naval programme has seen five new core designs pass from concept into manufacture at Rolls-Royce. Three core designs were developed for the basic PWR1 plant with two further designs developed for the larger PWR2 plant.
In developing a world-leading propulsor design for Astute class submarines, Rolls-Royce used considerable technical pull-through from its marine and gas turbine technology to develop the structural design, ILS and safety support.
Rolls-Royce turbo-generators efficiently convert steam energy to electricity and have been installed on all UK nuclear submarines and a number of surface ships.