Rolls-Royce partners Marand on Australian frigate bid

16 May 2018

Rolls-Royce has entered a partnership with Australian engineering company Marand in support of BAE Systems’ proposal to supply its Type 26 Global Combat Ship to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

In a press release on 16 May, Rolls-Royce said it has selected Marand as its industry partner on the MT30 gas turbine engine, which powers the Type 26. Under the agreement, which hinges on a Type 26 contract win, Marand will design, develop, and produce the enclosure for the MT30 as well as provide integration support.

Rolls-Royce said the agreement could also offer export opportunities for Marand in line with obligations under the Australian Industry Capability (AIC) and Global Supply Chain (GSC) programmes.

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