Rolls-Royce wins US Navy contracts worth $115.6 million
Rolls-Royce has secured contracts with the US Navy for ship engines, propulsion components and services valued at up to $115.6 million.
“Rolls-Royce is proud to support the US Navy through an extensive portfolio of engines and propulsion system components, as well as service agreements. Rolls-Royce propulsion equipment is in service around the globe on nearly all US Navy ships,” Leo Martins, Rolls-Royce Defense, Program Director, US Naval & Coast Guard Platforms, commented.
The engine contract, for $34.4 million, is a follow-on production agreement for 16 new MT7 gas-turbine engines for navy ship-to-shore connector landing craft.
Rolls-Royce is the exclusive provider of gas-turbine engines installed on the landing craft, which is produced by Textron. The MT7 engine is produced in Indianapolis, Indiana, in the U.S., and is a variant of the Rolls-Royce AE 1107C engine powering V-22 aircraft.
Moreover, the propulsion components contract, valued at $10.9 million, will include production of main propulsion monobloc propellers, propeller hubs, blades and other components. The ship components will be produced at Rolls-Royce facilities in Walpole, Massachusetts.
Finally, the services agreement, valued at up to $70.3 million, covers maintenance and repair services of controllable pitch propeller (CPP) hubs and oil distribution boxes (OD Boxes) for multiple navy ship classes including DDG 51 destroyers. The ship components will be serviced at Rolls-Royce facilities in Walpole and work is expected to be completed in 2026.
Last month, Rolls-Royce also won a major contract to supply complete MTU propulsion systems for five new Type 31 general-purpose frigates to be built for the Royal Navy.