Rolls-Royce signs cooperation agreement with Nauta S.A. ship repair yard

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Rolls-Royce Marine and Nauta S.A. ship repair yard have signed a co-operation agreement in Poland. This new partnership will enable both parties to deliver an unparalleled level of service and skill to customers.

Rolls-Royce Marine will gain exclusive rights to provide services on all Rolls-Royce equipment coming into the shipyard.  In return, the cooperation is expected to bring in an increased flow of customers into the shipyard, knowing they can readily access the original equipment manufacturer expertise required for the work. Customers will also benefit from a coordinated approach for their vessel servicing needs.

Knut Hovland, SVP Marine Services Europe & Africa said: "We are delighted to build our relationship with Nauta as they are one of the leading ship yards in the region and a major force in the vessel repair market. The partnership established through this agreement will enable us to deliver world class support for our customers and will benefit our respective efforts towards further growth."

Wieslaw Badura, Commercial Director, Nauta S.A. said: "Our customers will be pleased to see that we have professionalised our relationship with Rolls-Royce.  Availability of skilled service engineers is important to them, and therefore it is important to us; this agreement has been driven by customer needs."

Rolls-Royce is increasing its cooperation with shipyards in order to provide expert support as close to the customer as possible, and these agreements are complementary to our network of global service centres.

About Rolls-Royce Holdings plc

  1. Rolls-Royce's vision is to create better power for a changing world via two main business segments, Aerospace and Marine & Industrial Power Systems (MIPS). These business segments address markets with two strong technology platforms, gas turbines and reciprocating engines, for use on land, at sea and in the air.
  2. Aerospace comprises Civil Aerospace and Defence Aerospace. MIPS comprises Marine, Nuclear & Energy and Power Systems (RRPS). On 7 March 2014, Daimler announced their intention to exercise their option to sell their 50% share in RRPS to Rolls-Royce Holdings plc. On 16 April 2014, the valuation was agreed and the transaction is expected to complete within the coming months, subject to the usual regulatory approvals. On 6 May 2014 Rolls-Royce announced it had signed an agreement to sell its Energy gas turbine and compressor business to Siemens for a £785m cash consideration. On completion, expected before the end of December 2014, Rolls-Royce will receive a further £200 million for a 25 year licensing agreement.
  3. Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 120 countries, comprising more than 380 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 4,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and 1,600 energy and nuclear customers.
  4. Our business is focused on the 4Cs:
    • Customer - placing the customer at the heart of our business
    • Concentration - deciding where to grow and where not to
    • Cost - continually looking to increase efficiency
    • Cash - improving financial performance.
  5. Annual underlying revenue was £15.5 billion in 2013, around half of which came from the provision of aftermarket services. The firm and announced order book stood at £70.4 billion at 30 June 2014.
  6. In 2013, Rolls-Royce invested £1.1 billion on research and development. We also support a global network of 31 University Technology Centres, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of scientific research.
  7. Rolls-Royce employs over 55,000 people in 45 countries. Over 17,000 of these are engineers.
  8. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills. In 2013 we employed 379 graduates and 288 apprentices through our worldwide training programmes. Globally we have over 1,000 Rolls-Royce STEM ambassadors who are actively involved in education programmes and activities; we have set ourselves a target to reach 6 million people through our STEM outreach activities by 2020.

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Sarah Roberts
Communications Manager
Rolls-Royce plc
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Email Sarah.Roberts2@Rolls-Royce.com

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