HRH Duke of Kent opens new Rolls-Royce state-of-the-art office suite in Derby

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has today welcomed HRH Duke of Kent K.G. to Derby to perform the official opening of Atlantic House, a new state-of-the-art office facility located on the Raynesway Site.

Lawrie Haynes, Rolls-Royce President – Nuclear said: "We are delighted to welcome HRH Duke of Kent to Raynesway to officially open Atlantic House and to see some of the important work that we do in support of the Royal Navy's Submarine Programme.

"Atlantic House provides a superb and modern working environment for our people and their extraordinary engineering skills and expertise. The opening of this facility marks the commitment of Rolls-Royce and the Ministry of Defence to maintaining the long-term capability required for the Royal Navy's Submarine Programme, and securing our future here at Raynesway."

Rear Admiral Simon Lister, Director of Submarines, Ministry of Defence said:" Atlantic House is an excellent facility that will enable Rolls-Royce and its UK Submarine Enterprise colleagues to work effectively and efficiently together to meet the needs of the Ministry of Defence and the Royal Navy."

Atlantic House is the second phase of the Raynesway Regeneration Project which, in its entirety, will ensure the capability and infrastructure necessary to deliver the UK's Submarine Programme for the next 50 years, securing up to 2000 jobs at Raynesway.

  1. Rolls-Royce is a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, and has established a strong position in global markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy.
  2. As a result of this strategy, Rolls-Royce has a broad customer base comprising more than 500 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter operators, 160 armed forces, more than 4,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in more than 80 countries.
  3. Annual underlying revenue was £12.2 billion in 2012, of which more than half came from the provision of services. The firm and announced order book stood at £60.1 billion at 31 December 2012, providing visibility of future levels of activity.
  4. Rolls-Royce employs over 45,000 people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in over 50 countries. Over 14,000 of these employees are engineers.
  5. In 2012, Rolls-Royce invested £919 million on research and development, two thirds of which had the objective of further improving the environmental performance of its products, in particular reducing emissions.
  6. Rolls-Royce supports a global network of 28 University Technology Centres, which connect the company’s engineers with the forefront of scientific research.
  7. Rolls-Royce is the Technical Authority for the naval nuclear steam raising plant and manages all aspects of the plant design, safety, manufacture, performance and through life support.
  8. The first phase of the Regeneration Project was the Primary Components Operations (PCO) facility, a new state-of-the-art component manufacturing facility incorporating the latest technology and manufacturing techniques to deliver increased cost efficiencies to the MOD. This facility is now operational.
  9. The third phase is the regeneration of the current Rolls-Royce submarine reactor core manufacturing facility in Derby.

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