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Rolls-Royce keen to partner the Indian Navy’s electrification journey for their ‘Fleet of the Future’

As part of the UK’s upcoming Carrier Strike Group tour, Rolls-Royce is all set to showcase to Indian Navy customers its capabilities to design, build and deliver customised power and propulsion solutions for India’s naval modernisation requirements. The company also expressed its keenness to explore opportunities for partnering the Navy with end-to-end solutions for the electrification of India’s future warships. Developing electric warships Speaking about the upcoming t...

Rolls-Royce launches mtu hydrogen solutions for power generation

Rolls-Royce is further developing its mtu gas engine portfolio for power generation and cogeneration to run on hydrogen as a fuel and thus enable a climate-neutral energy supply. Already today, gensets powered by mtu Series 500 and Series 4000 gas engines can be operated with a gas blending of 10 percent hydrogen. Beginning in 2022, an operation with a hydrogen content of 25 percent will be possible. “After intensive tests on test benches and pilot installations at customers in 2022, Roll...

Rolls-Royce mtu Series 500 gas generator to provide combined heat and power for lubricant manufacturer in Mexico

Raloy Lubricantes, one of the top four lubricant manufacturers and main suppliers for automotive OEMs in Mexico, has selected the new mtu Series 500 generator set from the Power Systems business unit of Rolls-Royce to provide combined heat and power for its manufacturing operations in Santiago Tianguistenco, Mexico. The electricity will be used to power operations, while the heat from the exhaust will be used to warm up thermal oil for mixing processes. Thermal energy from jacket heat will be r...

Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engine flies to new heights

Rolls-Royce’s Pearl® 700 engine programme has successfully achieved further important test milestones on its way to certification and entry into service in 2022, reaching more than 8,000 test cycles and more than 3,000 testing hours.   During the test campaigns, the Pearl 700 has proved its reliability and performance under extreme conditions, experiencing cold start temperatures, where fuel viscosity is comparable to honey. The engine has performed equally well in hot condition...

Rolls-Royce, Federal Ministry and the state of Brandenburg strengthen development of hybrid-electric propulsion systems

Rolls-Royce has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Energy Brandenburg (MWAE) and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) to advance the research and development of hybrid-electric propulsion systems for the next generation of aviation in Brandenburg.   The partners agreed on the establishment of development, testing and production facilities, creating an industrial eco-system for hybrid-electric aviation propul...

Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines to power new Gulfstream G800

Rolls-Royce’s Pearl® 700 engines have been selected by Gulfstream to power the company’s latest ultra-long-range business jet, the G800. The engine type was purpose-designed for Gulfstream and is on track to receive its certification next year. It is the most powerful product in the Rolls-Royce business jet propulsion portfolio flying and the exclusive powerplant for the all-new Gulfstream G700 and Gulfstream G800. With more than 3,600 business jets in service today powered by...

Rolls-Royce appoints Grazia Vittadini as Chief Technology Officer Designate

Rolls-Royce announces that Grazia Vittadini, former CTO at Airbus, will be joining as Chief Technology Officer, Designate, to succeed Paul Stein when he steps down next year after almost 12 years leading the pioneering research and technology efforts. Separately, Harry Holt, Chief People Officer, has decided to leave to take up the post of Chief Operating Officer at Vertical Aerospace. His successor will be announced in due course. Experience Grazia, who will join on 2 November 2021, spent...

Rolls-Royce supplies mtu solutions for propulsion, automation and digital service on the Avemar Dos ferry

Rolls-Royce's new mtu engines, new mtu ship automation system, and new mtu Go! tool for remote service has well and truly future-proofed the high-speed catamaran Avemar Dos run by Spanish operator Balearia. Four new-generation mtu 20V1163 M84 units replaced the previous 1163 units, taking the vessel to a new level of ecological soundness. Fuel consumption – and with it CO2 emissions – are 8% lower than with the previous propulsion system. Furthermore, the new Series 1163 units deliv...

Rolls-Royce North America selected to power the B-52 Commercial Engine Replacement Program

Rolls-Royce North America has been selected to provide the powerplant for the B-52 Stratofortress under the Commercial Engine Replacement Program (CERP), further extending a long history of powering the United States Air Force. The decision means the American-made Rolls-Royce F-130 engine will power the B-52 for the next 30 years. The Air Force made the announcement after a vigorous multi-year competition. The F130 and its commercial family of engines have accumulated more than 27 million en...

Rolls-Royce and Sanlorenzo add new dimension to partnership with mtu engines and integrated bridge solutions

Rolls-Royce and Sanlorenzo have agreed to deepen their successful cooperation and to give their partnership a new dimension with future technologies in the coming years: Rolls-Royce business unit Power Systems will be one of the leading suppliers for Sanlorenzo within the next three years as main propulsion provider for certain yachts of the SL line, delivering mtu 10V, 12V and 16V 2000 yacht engines with a compact IMO 3 solution. Sanlorenzo will also be one of the first builders to equip a...

Rolls-Royce and Overmarine continue cooperation with future-oriented mtu technologies

Rolls-Royce and Overmarine are continuing their successful cooperation and will move into the future together with new technologies in the coming years. The two partners signed an agreement to this effect at the Monaco Yacht Show. Rolls-Royce will continue to supply Overmarine with mtu Series 2000 engines for its Mangusta yacht family. In addition, options to supply mtu hybrid propulsion and the state-of-the-art mtu NautIQ Bridge integrated bridge solution are part of the framework agreement...

Rolls-Royce and Sea Machines sign partnership to cooperate on smart ship and autonomous ship control solutions

To provide customers with complete automation solutions from a single trusted source, Rolls-Royce and Sea Machines Robotics announce a new collaboration that will deliver comprehensive remote command, autonomous control and intelligent crew support systems to the marine market and complement Rolls-Royce’s mtu NautIQ marine automation portfolio. As part of this agreement, Rolls-Royce business unit Power Systems and Sea Machines, the pioneering developer of remote-vessel command and aut...

AERALIS announces industry collaboration with Rolls-Royce

Announced this week at DSEI, the MOU has been put in place to provide unmatched access to established UK aerospace resources, as well as a fully integrated digital enterprise.   As pioneers of power, Rolls-Royce’s mission is to innovate efficient and sustainable power solutions to meet customers’ operational requirements and to protect our planet, secure our world and explore the universe. Rolls-Royce Defense family of digital small propulsion systems are being developed rapid...

Rolls-Royce’s mtu NautIQ marine automation portfolio at DSEI

Rolls-Royce will be showcasing its complete mtu NautIQ marine automation portfolio for the first time at the DSEI defense and security exhibition in London from 14 to 17 September (booth H7-210). The new portfolio includes a range of both new and proven platform management and ship control systems for vessels of all kinds and sizes, including naval and commercial ships as well as leisure craft. The mtu NautIQ automation system family has been specifically designed for both newbuild vessel syste...

Rolls-Royce is pioneering the power to protect at this year’s DSEI

DSEI will provide Rolls-Royce with further opportunities to display the new Pioneers of Power video and app– exploring Defense growth opportunities outside of the traditional gas turbine and services market. The Pioneers of Power project also explores how the Defense business can contribute to wider corporate objectives such as sustainability, electrification, and the development of digital technologies. Products on display On the Rolls-Royce stand, the products on display will includ...

Rolls-Royce and Ferretti Group agree on sustainable course: New yachts with mtu hybrid and IMO III propulsion systems

Rolls-Royce Power Systems and Ferretti Group are deepening their cooperation and jointly developing sustainable solutions for future yachts. The first major milestone is cooperation to install a mtu hybrid propulsion system of Rolls-Royce in a new Ferretti yacht. Alberto Galassi, CEO of Ferretti Group and Andreas Schell, CEO from Rolls-Royce Group's Power Systems Division, signed the agreement on 8 September 2021 in Cannes during the Yachting Festival. “In recent years, Ferretti Group...

Rolls-Royce signs agreement to sell Bergen Engines business to Langley Holdings

Rolls-Royce has signed an agreement to sell its Bergen Engines medium speed liquid fuel and gas engines business to global engineering group Langley Holdings plc for an enterprise value of €63m. Langley is funding the deal, together with working capital requirements for the Bergen business going forward, from existing cash reserves. Investment-grade credit profile The agreed sale of Bergen Engines is a part of the ongoing portfolio management to create a more focused group and follows a...

Rolls-Royce Power Systems sets out road map for climate-neutrality with ‘Net Zero at Power Systems’ - Major reduction in emissions by 2030

Rolls-Royce Power Systems is taking the next step towards a climate-neutral future. By 2030, the Rolls-Royce business unit is to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 35% compared to its 2019 level through the use of new net zero and cero carbon technologies. This near-term target plays a significant role in Rolls-Royce Group’s ambition to achieve net zero by 2050 at the latest. To accomplish that mission, the role of pioneer goes to Power Systems: “With ‘Net Zero at Power Systems&r...

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