Rolls Royce chooses Derby for a 90m test bed and secures its civil aerospace division for decadesThe company has beaten international competition to secure a multi million pound investment in its aerospace divisionThis artist impression reveals what a new 90m Rolls Royce test bed in Sinfin will look likeNot only is the latest test bed coming to Sinfin, nearby civil aerospace buildings will be upgraded to provide extra capacity, including the Maintenance Repair Overhaul centre.And the precision manufacturing facility in Wilmore Road, which houses 150 employees, will no longer close down as had previously been planned.Furthermore, Rolls Royce Nottinghamshire sites at Hucknall and Annesley will also benefit from tens of millions pounds worth of investment including extra capacity and new machinery.Read MoreRolls Royce 90m development secures Derby jobs but what is a test bed?The overall investment amounts to 150 million and will help sustain at least 7,000 jobs at Rolls Royce sites in Derby, Hucknall and Annesley of which 6,000 are at the Sinfin plant.A Rolls Royce spokesman said it was the firm “largest investment in the UK for at least a decade”.And Simon Hemmings, Unite chief staff negotiator for Rolls Royce (Derby Hucknall), described it as “the biggest deal” the union had ever reached with the engine maker.The new Rolls Royce test bed will be used to test civil aero engines built by the company in Sinfin”It a generational decision and it will secure the future of Rolls Royce in Derby for a long time to come,” he said. “It the biggest thing we ever done. This is great news that allows us to focus on the future rather than the past.”A planning application for the new test bed is due to be submitted to Derby City Council tomorrow (Friday).Providing the scheme gets the green light, the new test bed should be built by the end of 2020, if not sooner.Read MoreDerby reacts to ‘fantastic’ decision by Rolls Royce to build 90m engine test bed in SinfinRolls Royce said the investment will support the planned doubling of engine production and deliver on its 71.3 billion civil aerospace order book.The new test bed will be capable of testing a range of engines including the Trent XWB, which powers the Airbus A350 XWB and is the world fastest selling civil large engine with over 1,600 on order from 45 customers in 31 countries.Three new engines which are set to enter service shortly will also be tested at the facility.
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