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Monday, 18 May 2015

We have today announced that we will accelerate cost reduction programmes in our Marine business and reduce the number of employees by a further 600 by the end of this year in response to challenging market conditions.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Rolls-Royce has this week celebrated 50 years since it delivered the first azimuth thruster. Today, the product range is one of the Group’s most successful marine products, powering and positioning some of the world’s largest floating structures.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Ten years ago, Rolls-Royce partnered with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the Marintek Research Centre to create a unique research centre in Norway. The partners have today renewed their agreement in Trondheim, Norway, pledging to continue to develop high-tech solutions for the maritime sector, focusing on improving ship performance in rough seas.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

In early 2015, extensive trials were carried out using the Hybrid PowerPack in a VT 642 regional railcar operated by Deutsche Bahn on the Staudenbahn railway line near the city of Augsburg in Bavaria. “These tests confirmed what we had already verified in theory in computer simulations and on the test stand,” said Dr Ingo Wintruff, Vice President Propulsion & Power Generation and Head of Rail, Mining, Oil&Gas Business at MTU.

Friday, 8 May 2015

We expect performance to be more weighted towards the second half. In Aerospace, deliveries of Trent XWB engines will ramp up. In Land & Sea, as expected, trading continues to be affected by lower oil prices and has therefore started more slowly than in 2014.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Rolls-Royce is proud to announce that it has just delivered its 1000th UUC underwater mountable thruster. It is the third unit in a series of six being installed on Seadrill’s new mobile drilling ship currently under construction at Samsung Heavy Industries in Korea.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Rolls-Royce has today confirmed its intention to sell its Michell Bearings business to British Engines Limited for a cash consideration of £12.6m. Subject to licence consents, the sale will be completed in the autumn.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Rolls-Royce has secured a contract to supply a power and propulsion package for a high-end ice-class multi-purpose vessel under construction at Keppel Singmarine for Singaporean ship owner New Orient Marine Pte Ltd.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Rolls-Royce announces today that John Rishton has decided to retire as Chief Executive on 2 July 2015. He will be succeeded by Warren East, whose appointment follows an extensive international search.

Friday, 17 April 2015

Rolls-Royce has won its largest ever order, worth $9.2bn, to provide Trent 900 engines and TotalCare® service support to Emirates. The engines will power 50 Airbus A380 aircraft that will enter service from 2016.