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voestalpine Secures 10-Year Contract With Engine Manufacturer Rolls-Royce

Steel News - Published on Thu, 20 Jun 2019

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A new contract with Rolls-Royce, a world-leading engine manufacturer, again draws on high-performance materials from voestalpine. For a number of years, voestalpine has supplied Rolls-Royce with high-quality steel alloys for engine components from its site in Kapfenberg, in the Austrian federal state of Styria. The current major contract has been secured by Group company voestalpine Böhler Edelstahl, marking its entry into the market for rotating engine disks. The disk materials must meet particularly stringent requirements, having to operate in conditions of up to 16,500 rotations per minute and temperatures of more than 2,000°C inside an engine.

As a new European producer, the Group’s High Performance Metals Division supplies highly sophisticated pre-materials for engine disks which are required to withstand huge forces during flight. High-tech materials and special forgings from voestalpine are already used in structural, undercarriage, wing, and engine parts in all major models of aircraft, from Airbus and Boeing to Embraer and Bombardier. The Group currently generates revenue of around EUR 400 million in the growing aerospace market, and this figure is expected to increase to EUR 500 million over the medium term.

As recently as fall 2018, a new EUR 40 million high-speed forging line went into operation at the site in Kapfenberg, creating the ideal technical conditions for the manufacture of such high-tech products. The contract with Rolls-Royce extends over a period of ten years, with the first deliveries scheduled for 2020.

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Posted By : Sanju Moirangthem on Thu, 20 Jun 2019
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