Wednesday, 23 May 2012
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Rolls-Royce to supply Turkish Navy
Istanbul Shipyard will design and build one Submarine Rescue Ship (MOSHIP) and two Rescue and Towing Ships (RATSHIP) at their yard in Tuzla. Rolls-Royce will supply thrusters for all three vessels.
This is the first significant order for thrusters that Rolls-Royce has received from the Turkish Navy, which is planning a significant ship building programme in coming years.
Sam Cameron, Rolls-Royce Senior Vice President - Naval Sales said “The Turkish Navy is an important customer, with whom we have a strong relationship. Our technology is particularly well suited to naval applications and we look forward to developing the relationship with both the Istanbul Shipyard and the Turkish Navy in the future".
Rolls-Royce supplies 70 Navies around the world and has previously supplied controllable pitch propellers and sonar handling systems to the Turkish Navy.
Azipull thrusters rotate through 360 degrees and can propel the ship in any direction offering high manoeuvreability, without the need for a rudder. This technology enables vessels to hold their position more effectively, which is especially important for vessels carrying out search and rescue missions.
UKTI DSO in Turkey
UKTI DSO has been supporting Rolls-Royce throughout their activities in Turkey. In February 2011 DSO organised an inward naval mission for Turkish companies and naval officials, which included a visit to Rolls-Royce in Filton. The visit also included a conference organised in London introduced by Lord Green and the Turkish Ambassador. DSO has also supported the annual Naval Systems Seminar in Turkey providing sponsorship to allow UK naval companies to present and holding a reception at the Residence. DSO team in Ankara has provided continuing support throughout, including arranging meetings at the Turkish Ministry of National Defence.