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Rolls-Royce pioneers cutting edge technology to provide highly-efficient integrated power and propulsion solutions. Our power systems are predominantly used in aerospace, marine, energy and off-highway applications. Our MTU brand is world renowned in high-speed diesel engines. We support our customers through a worldwide network of manufacturing and service facilities.

Having had a significant, high technology presence in Canada since 1947, Rolls-Royce employs 1200 people spread across six Canadian provinces. All of our sectors are represented in Canada, including the Centre of Excellence for Naval Handling equipment in Peterborough which produces world leading complex naval handling systems in use around the world. 

Rolls-Royce is well established in the naval sector, offering a leading range of capabilities including gas turbines, propulsion, electrical and automation systems, deck handling and innovative unmanned technologies. 

With equipment installed across 70 navies, Rolls-Royce plays an active role in most of the World’s major defence programs, offering innovative solutions to fully meet the operational requirements of today and tomorrow for navies, coastguards and Government-owned organisations.

Our involvement in naval propulsion spans 50 years and has seen the company pioneer some of the most important technical advances in marine propulsion, including the use of aero gas turbines for surface ship propulsion. 

Today, with gas turbines on a number of key naval programs, we offer an extensive range of equipment for naval markets including the design, supply and support of power and propulsion systems. More than 20 navies worldwide are currently operating our marine gas turbines derived from aero technology. 

21st Century Marine Gas Turbine Technology
Rolls-Royce’s marine gas turbine portfolio includes MT30, the world’s most power dense marine gas turbine, derived from the Rolls-Royce Trent aero engine family, with more than 45 million service hours. As a fourth generation engine, it incorporates the latest gas turbine technology to deliver efficiency with reliability ensuring ultra-low maintenance requirements.

Proven at sea, MT30 can deliver its full power of 36MW-40MW in ambient temperatures up to 38°C.

MT30 entered service in 2008 powering the US Navy’s first littoral combat ship (Freedom class variant) USS Freedom and its leading capability is making MT30 the engine of choice for the world’s most demanding naval platforms. The engine also powers the latest Daegu class frigate, RoKS Daegu, for the Republic of Korea Navy and has been ordered for a further three vessels of the class. MT30 alternator packages power the UK Royal Navy’s new Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers and the US Navy’s Zumwalt class multi-mission destroyers. Owing to its proven success, the Royal Navy’s Type 26 Global Combat Ship, will feature the MT30 as well as the Italian Navy’s new Landing Helicopter Dock.

The Rolls-Royce portfolio also includes the combination of MTU and Bergen engines, greatly enhancing the existing Rolls-Royce range of propulsion equipment. With this portfolio of medium and high-speed reciprocating engines, customers are provided with innovative high quality, cost-efficient marine systems.

Rolls-Royce is a key power and propulsion equipment supplier for the Royal Navy’s new Type 26 global combat ship program. These vessels will feature a combined diesel-electric or gas-turbine propulsion configuration (CODLOG) comprising four MTU 20V 4000 M53B diesel gensets with a single Rolls-Royce MT30 gas turbine. The diesels provide power for on-board systems and cruise propulsion mode, while the gas turbine is utilised for high speeds.

Also selected for the Royal Navy’s Type 26 global combat ship program is Rolls-Royce’s Mission Bay Handling System, a 100% Canadian system designed and manufactured in Peterborough, Ontario.

Rolls-Royce will be the first company to provide an integrated and complex Mission Bay Handling system into a major combatant program. The Mission Bay Handling system offers flexibility and adaptability which will “future-proof” the ship, whatever its mission. The system will enable the efficient movement of a wide variety of payloads including cargo, munitions, assorted crafts, and containerized mission modules within the mission bay. It also features a launch and recovery system to enable the rapid deployment and capture of small boats, unmanned vessels and submersibles in conditions up to sea state 6.

Rolls-Royce is a world leading provider of propeller and propulsor technology developed to carefully balance fuel efficiency with minimum cavitation and ultra-low underwater noise. Our controllable, fixed pitch and adjustable bolted propeller blades are normally custom-designed for each naval application.

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