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Rolls-Royce wins Royal Navy Type-23 frigate engine contract

Rolls-Royce has received a contract to perform maintenance on the British Royal Navy’s Type-23 frigate fleet engines, Naval Technology reports.

Rolls Royce wins Royal Navy Type 23 frigate engine contract

Royal Navy’s Duke-class Type-23 frigate HMS Monmouth (Picture source: British MoD/LA(Phot) Stuart Mill)

Under the £85m contract awarded by the British Ministry of Defence, Rolls-Royce will deliver a comprehensive support package to Spey gas turbines. The contract includes the overhaul of engines, provision of spares, as well as engineering and safety support. Rolls-Royce will be responsible for project management of the support contract. Scotland-based RWG will undertake the main overhaul and repair work.

Rolls-Royce will overhaul 30 Type-23 engines from the UK and Nato member states, including Belgium, Portugal, and the Netherlands. The MoD stated that overhaul of the turbines is a key initiative as they boost propulsion in the Type-23 frigates and serve as a vital component for anti-submarine warfare.

The Type-23 frigates can be used to perform a range of operations such as securing UK’s maritime trade routes east of the Suez Canal, and safeguarding British interests in the South Atlantic.