Rolls-Royce Breaks Ground on New Facility to Support U.S. Navy Programs

Rolls-Royce is investing $7.7 million to create new manufacturing, repair and test capability in support of U.S. Navy programs with the completion of a new facility in late 2020.

Rolls-Royce officially launched construction with a ground breaking this week for the 24,000 square foot facility that will enhance and modernize the company’s naval operations in Walpole.

Upon completion, Rolls-Royce’s flagship Naval Defense facility will add water jet maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) servicing to its portfolio of world-class capabilities. Rolls-Royce expects demand for spare equipment and MRO services associated with the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program to ramp up beginning next year. Each Freedom-class variant of the LCS is equipped with four Rolls-Royce waterjets.

Rolls-Royce continues to provide unparalleled products and services to the U.S. Navy. The company is the sole supplier of shock-rated propeller systems, which have demonstrated extraordinary levels of reliability and robustness in service. Rolls-Royce Propulsion equipment can be found on more than 95% of the U.S. Navy Surface Warfare fleet.

Tom Bell, Rolls-Royce plc President – Defense and Rolls-Royce North America Chairman & CEO said: “We’re excited to announce this important investment in our naval business. Rolls-Royce is bringing critical new capabilities to the region, reaffirming our strong commitment to the U.S. and our largest global Defense customer – the U.S. Department of Defense.

“The new facility in Walpole is just one of many significant U.S. investments Rolls-Royce Defense will highlight in 2020, as we continue to provide world-class American made products and services to support the U.S. military around the world.”

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