Rolls-Royce’s state of the art Seletar Campus in Singapore today played host to Their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who visited the site as part of a royal tour of South East Asia and the Pacific. The 154,000 square metre site is the largest aerospace facility in Singapore. It includes an Assembly and Test Unit; a Wide Chord Fan Blade manufacturing facility; an Advanced Technology Centre; and a Regional Training Centre.
During the visit, Their Royal Highnesses unveiled the first Rolls-Royce aero engine assembled and tested in Singapore, a Trent 900 which powers the Airbus A380. They also viewed the first wide chord fan blades to be produced at the facility and met employees who have completed specialist training, either at the Regional Training Centre in Seletar or at facilities in the UK, alongside their British colleagues.
Mark King, Rolls-Royce, President - Civil Aerospace, said: “<em>We are proud and delighted to welcome Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Rolls-Royce as we celebrate two important milestones today: the completion of our first batch of wide chord fan blades and the completion of the first Trent aero engine assembled and tested in Singapore. At Seletar we are bringing together </em><em>state of the art technologies, advanced manufacturing techniques and highly skilled people to produce some of the most advanced aero engines in the world</em><em>. This fantastic new facility gives us the extra capacity we need to deliver on our order book, which stands at over £60 billion. I would like to extend my thanks to everyone involved in achieving these important milestones.”</em>
Rolls-Royce will also assemble and test the Trent 1000 engine at the Seletar Campus. The Trent 1000 is the quietest, cleanest and lightest civil aero engine in service today and powers the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.