Rolls-Royce, GRSE ink pact to assemble naval engines in India
Rolls-Royce has inked a pact with Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) under which the former's MTU Series 4000 engines will be assembled at GRSE's Ranchi facility and later installed in naval vessels.
As per the agreement, Rolls-Royce's 12V and 16V 4000 M90 type engines will be assembled in GRSE s diesel engine plant in Ranchi. An option for the local production of parts in the future was also agreed, Rolls Royce said in a statement. Besides, the agreement includes the transfer of MTU technology related to assembly, testing and painting. GRSE is a public sector unit while MTU is a brand of Rolls-Royce Power Systems.
Under the partnership, the PSU plans to achieve 40 per cent indigenous content progressively for MTU 4000 series engines.