(HAL) and Rolls-Royce have signed an MoU to establish
packaging, installation, marketing and services support for
Rolls-Royce MT30 marine engines in India.
Through this MoU, the two companies will expand
their long-standing partnership in India and work together in
the area of marine applications for the first time,
Bengaluru-headquartered HAL said in a statement on Tuesday.
HAL CMD R Madhavan said,"Rolls-Royce has been our
valued partner for several decades. We now look forward to
working together to explore business opportunities in marine
This partnership will leverage the "rich"
experience of HALs IMGT Division that works on marine gas
turbines with Indian shipyards.
Further, HAL is also exploring the option of using
MT7 marine engine on the hovercraft being planned by the
shipyards in India, he added.
President, Rolls-Royce Defence, Tom Bell,
said,"As India focuses on its vision of modernisation and
self-reliance in defence, we look forward to introducing the
MT30 to customers in India in collaboration with HAL.
Designed for naval platforms of the future, the MT30 is
perfectly equipped to meet the Indian Navys present and
MT30 is the world''s "most power-dense,
best-in-class" naval gas turbine currently in-service with
naval programmes worldwide in various propulsion arrangements
across seven ship types, the statement said.
"Derived from the Trent aero engine family, the
MT30 has the potential to provide next-generation
capabilities to the Indian Navy''s future fleet."
"The MT30 can deliver its full power of up to 40 MW
in ambient temperatures up to 38 degrees Celsius, without any
power degradation throughout the life of the ship," it said.
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