Rolls-Royce on track for hybrid trains

Virtual reality simulations found its hybrid technology could be used on the Lake Constance Belt Railway to reduce emissions

Goodbye steel, hello cardboard – ventilation’s new wonder material

A developer of a revolutionary sustainable alternative to steel ducting has attracted none other than Rolls-Royce to its books.

Rolls-Royce wins £24m for cleaner aircraft engines

It is working with partners to develop engines that are also expected to use 25% less fuel

Rolls-Royce links up with UK start-up for energy storage

It will work with Superdielectrics for the development of batteries using the same material originally designed for contact lenses

Rolls-Royce inks Hinkley Point C nuclear deal

It was selected as the preferred bidder by EDF Energy in 2016 to supply heat exhangers

Rolls-Royce awards contract for small modular reactor

Rolls-Royce has awarded a contract to Nuclear AMRC for the development of a small modular reactor (SMR) demonstrator. The project will develop an understanding of modules and help underpin the early stage design principles for the manufacture, construction and operation of its SMR power plants in the UK. Rolls-Royce is leading a consortium of British […]

Three firms team up for hybrid electric plane take off

Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens have teamed up to develop a hybrid electric aircraft for take-off in 2020. The E-Fan X hybrid-electric technology demonstrator aims to push and mature the technology, performance, safety and reliability, enabling quick progress on the hybrid electric technology. The programme also hopes to establish the requirements for future certification of electrically […]

Tories told small reactors are the way to decarbonise

Small nuclear reactors (SMRs) will play an essential role in the UK’s journey towards decarbonisation. That’s according to David Orr, Senior Vice President at Nuclear Rolls Royce, who said the technology is ideally suited to cost-effectively filling the gap in the grid that will be left when fossil fuel generation is taken off. He suggested […]

Rolls-Royce sells energy arm to Siemens for £785m

Rolls-Royce has signed an agreement to sell its energy production arm to Siemens for £785 million. The British engineering firm will also receive a further £200 million for a 25-year licensing agreement once the transaction for the gas turbine and compressor business has been completed. John Rishton, CEO of Rolls-Royce said: “This agreement will give […]

UK-China energy deals tot up during Cameron trade trip

UK engineering firm Rolls Royce has won a £17 million contract to work on a Chinese energy infrastructure project. The deal is one of several announced yesterday to coincide with Prime Minister David Cameron’s trade visit to Shanghai. In total £5.6 billion worth of deals have been signed between UK and Chinese firms during the […]