Rolls-Royce, a world leader in marine solutions – providing products, systems and services to more than 20,000 vessels worldwide – has opened a new office in St. Petersburg to further support activity within the growing Russian marine market.
St. Petersburg has become the Russian shipbuilding capital, with 60 per cent of the country’s shipyards and marine design, research & development and education facilities located there.
Russia holds six per cent of the world’s oil reserves, a quarter of which is offshore, and nearly a third of the world’s natural gas, with half of that offshore in the Arctic. This will create a demand for more than 50 platforms and terminals, 150 oil and gas tankers and 140 anchor handling tug supply and platform supply vessels by 2030.
Sytze Voulon, Rolls-Royce Regional Director – Marine, said: “Our commitment to the Russian market is now well developed, with Rolls-Royce already present in Vladivostok and Moscow. The new office in St. Petersburg will provide a further focus for marine expertise in Russia.”
Contracts worth €5 million have already been signed at St. Petersburg to supply deck machinery for an offshore platform being built in Vyborg by Vyborg Shipyard and azimuth thrusters for a salvage vessel being built in St. Petersburg by Admiralty Shipyards.
Rolls-Royce has a growing involvement in Russia’s marine market. It has already provided the ship design and equipment for three Rolls-Royce UT 758 ice breakers built in Norway for Swire Pacific Offshore, for offshore operation in Sakhalin.
The St. Petersburg office address is:
Business Center B5
Pr. Bakunina 5, office 304
191024 St. Petersburg, Russia
Tel/fax +7 812 332 18 55
Note to Editors:
Rolls-Royce designs ships and provides propulsion systems featuring diesel engines and gas turbines, propellers, thrusters and water jets. In addition, it provides manoeuvring and stabilising systems and deck machinery. About 40 per cent of marine turnover comes from aftermarket service support, with a global customer support network of sales and service centres in 33 countries.
Rolls-Royce, which has also achieved strong positions in global aerospace and energy markets, is supplying engines for Russian airlines, helicopters and business jets; industrial gas turbine and piston engines for gas pumping and power generation. The company is progressively expanding its presence in Russia: a new office opened in Moscow in 2006 and there is a marine office in Vladivostok.
Rolls-Royce engines power aircraft of the following Russian airlines: Transaero, KrasAir, Yakutia, VIM-Avia, Polet. A TotalCare agreement has been signed with Polet, while Transaero and VIM-Avia also have service agreements with Rolls-Royce. There are also about 20 Rolls-Royce powered business jets flying in Russia today.
In November 2008, Aeroflot will start receiving 10 Airbus A330 aircraft powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines, to be followed later by 22 A350 XWB aircraft powered by Trent XWB engines.
Rolls-Royce RB211-535E4 engines will power up to 15 Tupolev Tu-204 aircraft, comprising five firm orders for freighter aircraft and options for ten more aircraft in either passenger or freighter configuration. The first Rolls-Royce powered cargo Tu-204 for China is scheduled to be delivered in June 2008. Four Rolls-Royce powered Tu-204 aircraft are in service with Air-Cairo.
There are over 40 Rolls-Royce-powered Western helicopters in Russia. Rolls-Royce has also signed a contract with Kamov-Holding for supply of 50 Rolls-Royce Model 250-C20R engines in support of the Kamov Ka-226 light-twin helicopter programme.
Rolls-Royce is providing two RB211 gas turbine power generation packages and associated waste heat recovery units for Russia’s largest single integrated oil and gas project on Sakhalin Island, located east of Siberia.
The first two Bergen B35:40-V16AG power generation units are in installation and commissioning stage in Moscow region.
Rolls-Royce is also purchasing titanium from VSMPO for use in aero engine production.
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