Rolls-Royce announces research, factory investments

  • 05-Aug-2009 04:34 EDT
Rolls-Royce has announced plans to invest in four new factories and two advanced research programs in the U.K. The company will invest more than £300 million in the four factories, with £45 million of support to be provided by the U.K. government. The factories include a facility for the manufacture of advanced turbine blade castings, an advanced disc manufacturing facility for fan and turbine discs for commercial and military aero engines, a military wide chord fan blade facility for military applications, and a civil nuclear facility to manufacture, assemble, and test components for new power stations. The research programs will focus on research into low-carbon aircraft engine technologies and on SAMULET (Strategic Affordable Manufacturing in the U.K. through Leading Environmental Technologies), a collaborative program to accelerate the development of manufacturing and product technologies and introduce productivity and environmental improvements.
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