Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne MP on a three-day visit to Brazil announced on Monday that Rolls-Royce is to build a new £ 22 million Marine facility in Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro.
The new facility, which will provide testing and assembling of thrusters and engines to equip Petrobras’ drill-ships helps Rolls-Royce further expand their operations in Brazil in the Energy and Marine sectors.
Rolls-Royce is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and has a growing presence in Brazil. They now employ around 600 people in the country, across operations in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Bernardo do Campo, Niteroi and Macae.
In the last year UK Trade and Investment have supported British companies in winning over £1 billion in contracts in the oil & gas and marine sectors in Brazil. With their help Rolls Royce was awarded an £86 million energy services contract by Petrobras in November 2013.