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ROLLS-ROYCE RECEIVES INVESTMENT FOR US NAVAL FACILITY UPGRADE

Thursday, August 13, 2020 

Rolls-Royce and the US Defense Production Act Title III office are to invest in upgrading the company’s capability and capacity for US Navy ship propulsion components in its facility in Pascagoula, Mississippi.

The DPA Title III office has agreed to invest $22 million for equipment, with Rolls-Royce making an additional investment for building improvements, supplemented with support from Jackson County and the state of Mississippi.

Daniel Rediger, Rolls-Royce, Head of Naval Operations, said, “This community partnership between the Defense Production Act Title III organization and Rolls-Royce, along with Mississippi and Jackson County officials, is a major success for all involved. Rolls-Royce will improve our capability to serve Navy shipbuilding; the Navy will benefit from our added capacity; and Jackson County will add new, highly skilled jobs and a secure future for local industry. It’s a win-win-win and we are excited to be a part of this project. We also want to recognize the NAVSEA Shipbuilding Industrial Base Task Force for their support through the DPA Title III process, and for recognising what a vital role we play in the shipbuilding supply chain. Aditionally, we would like to thank the Jackson County Economic Development Foundation for helping to coordinate the investment effort with the Jackson County board of supervisors, the Jackson County legislative delegation, and the state of Mississippi. This support and spirit of partnership have been instrumental in the success of the project.”

The new investment will strengthen the company’s ability to manufacture propellers and propulsor components for Navy ships. Rolls-Royce will build a new 26,000-square-foot building, with new foundry and machining equipment provided by DPA Title III funding, which will support new jobs and workforce development. Support from other partner organisations includes land, roadway and other infrastructure improvements, and additional workforce development assistance.

Naval components manufactured by Rolls-Royce at Pascagoula include CP propeller systems, FP propellers, and water jets.

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