Rolls-Royce partners with South Korean ship repairer Sunjin Entech

LONDON, 24-3-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce has extended its service capability in South Korea by partnering with Busan-based ship repairer Sunjin Entech.

The new service agreement means that Rolls-Royce can now provide customers with a bespoke one-stop service solution at the Gupyung and Youngdo yards, Sunjin’s two main repair hubs.

Kim Jae Chul, Sunjin Entech, President said: “This partnership agreement with Rolls-Royceallows us to enhance the technologies and services we can offer our customers. By packaging quality spares and services from Rolls-Royce into a single ship repair solution we become more competitive and attractive to existing and potential customers.”

Anthony Tan, Rolls-Royce, Marine Services Director – Northeast Asia, said: “Sunjin has established a solid reputation for ship repair over the past 52 years and this new agreement will further strengthen and enhance its standing in a competitive ship repair market. Sunjin has piers and docking facilities that are ideal for providing a total ship repair solution for engines, hulls, hydraulic equipment and piping work from one location.”

The Gupyung facility, situated by the waterfront in the Saha-gu area, benefits from a floating dock and four finger piers up to 100m in length. These are supported by 15t and 30t Goliath cranes and a state-of-the-art milling, welding and testing workshop.

The Youngdo facility is in the Youngdo-gu area and both facilities offer repair solutions for a broad range of marine equipment and vessel types.

Sunjin Entech also offers a range of crew services to customers, including a seafarers’ centre and a Russian translation service.

About Rolls-Royce Holdings plc

  1. Rolls-Royce’s vision is to create better power for a changing world via two main business divisions, Aerospace and Land & Sea. These business divisions address markets with two strong technology platforms, gas turbines and reciprocating engines. Aerospace comprises Civil Aerospace and Defence Aerospace. Land & Sea comprises Marine, Nuclear and Power Systems.
  2. Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 120 countries, comprising more than 380 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 4,000 marine customers including 70 navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.
  3. Our business is focused on the 4Cs:
    • Customer – placing the customer at the heart of our business
    • Concentration – deciding where to grow and where not to
    • Cost – continually looking to increase efficiency
    • Cash – improving financial performance.
  4. Annual underlying revenue was £14.6 billion in 2014, around half of which came from the provision of aftermarket services. The firm and announced order book stood at £73.7 billion at the end of 2014.
  5. In 2014, Rolls-Royce invested £1.2 billion on research and development. We also support a global network of 31 University Technology Centres, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of scientific research.
  6. Rolls-Royce employs over 54,000 people in more than 50 countries. Over 15,500 of these are engineers.
  7. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills. In 2014 we employed 354 graduates and 357 apprentices through our worldwide training programmes. Globally we have over 1,000 Rolls-Royce STEM ambassadors who are actively involved in education programmes and activities; we have set ourselves a target to reach 6 million people through our STEM outreach activities by 2020.

For further information, please contact:

Janice Wong
Senior Communications Manager- Marine, Asia
Rolls-Royce plc
Mobile: +65 6501 4646


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