13 Feb '12, 9pm

Rolls-Royce campus takes off in Singapore

SINGAPORE - By 2015, the S$700-million Rolls-Royce Seletar campus - which was officially opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong yesterday - is expected to contribute S$1.7 billion to the Republic's gross domestic product, or about 0.5 per cent of GDP. In a speech, Mr Lee pointed out that the S$700-million investment will enable Singapore to play a key role in supplying aircraft engines for the latest jets, such as the A380 and B787 Dreamliner. "Rolls-Royce could have sited this campus anywhere in the world. But choosing Singapore reflects their confidence in our workforce and our future," Mr Lee noted. The 154,000 sq m campus will house an assembly and test unit, a wide chord fan blade manufacturing facility, an advanced technology centre and a regional training centre. Production at the facility will start in the middle of the year, and the first engine made - a Trent 9...

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