Aerospace technology manufacturer, Rolls-Royce, today officially opened a US$557 million Rolls-Royce Seletar Campus at the Seletar Aerospace Park in Singapore, its largest facilities in Asia to date.
Constructed on a 154,000 square meter site, the campus includes an Assembly and Test Unit; a Wide Chord Fan Blade manufacturing facility; an Advanced Technology Center; and a Regional Training Center.
At full capacity, the assembly unit is expected to produce up to 250 engines per year, initially Trent 900 and Trent 1000 aero engines. The facility will also manufacture hollow titanium Wide Chord Fan Blades, and conduct R&D in materials support technology, computational engineering, electrical power and control systems, and manufacturing technology research.
The S$700 million investment will create over 500 new jobs, bringing the number of people employed by Rolls-Royce in Singapore to over 2,000.
Singapore’s Prime Minister, Mr Lee Hsien Loong, officially opened the Rolls-Royce facilities, accompanied by Sir Simon Robertson, Chairman, Rolls-Royce plc; Mike Terrett, Chief Operating Officer, Rolls-Royce plc; Cedric Foo, Chairman of Jurong Town Council (JTC); and Leo Yip, Chairman of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) at an event attended by dignitaries, customers and partners.
“For the first time outside our traditional home facilities we will produce our unique Wide Chord Fan Blades and assemble and test large commercial jet engines,” said Mike Terrett, CEO of Rolls-Royce plc.