Rolls signs-up with Chilean Navy

Rolls-Royce has signed orders with the Chilean Navy worth an initial £5 million to service gas turbines on five new ships in its fleet for the next 20 years.

Rolls-Royce has signed orders with the Chilean Navy to service gas turbines on five new ships in its fleet for the next 20 years.

Rolls-Royce will provide repair services and technical support for its gas turbines on a former Royal Navy frigate and four former Dutch Navy ships. The contracts are worth £5 million in the first year, with further expenditure expected in each of the subsequent years.

The contracts were signed by Vice Admiral Juan Illanes, Chilean Navy Director General Naval Services, and Sam Cameron, Director – Support for Rolls-Royce naval marine operations, at the Exponaval exhibition in Chile.

Sam Cameron commented: “This is a significant agreement for both parties. The Chilean Navy is introducing gas turbine power to improve its performance and speed capabilities.

“It also recognised its maintenance requirements could be simplified with experienced support, and we are delighted to fulfil this role.”

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