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Rolls-Royce Testbed, Derby

With more than 200 contracts completed for Spie UK over the past ten years who work for Rolls-Royce on their UK sites, BSP Consulting are delighted to be involved in developing a new testbed in Derby.

As part of a wider £150m investment in UK aerospace facilities, and which is expected to be commissioned in 2020. It will support Rolls-Royce’s ongoing industrial transformation and will provide important additional capacity as the civil aerospace business continues to ramp-up engine production and deliver on a record order book.

The largest indoor facility of it’s type in the world, it will be capable of testing a range of today’s engines, including the Trent XWB and the Trent 1000. The facility will also serve as a base for testing UltraFan, Rolls-Royce’s engine for the next generation of aircraft.

BSP is providing external works services for the new testbed.

Role

  • Structural Engineering
  • Civil Engineering

Client

Rolls-Royce

Contractor

Spie UK

Project Description

A testbed in Derby, the largest indoor facility of it's type in the world, it will be capable of testing a range of today's engines, including the Trent XWB and the Trent 1000. The facility will also serve as a base for testing UltraFan, Rolls-Royce's engine for the next generation of aircraft.

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