Bodycote has announced the signing of a fifteen-year contract with Rolls-Royce’s Civil Aerospace business, expected to be worth over £160 million. The company will provide thermal processing services which include specialised vacuum heat treatment and Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP), supporting Rolls-Royce’s turbine blade facilities in Derby and Rotherham, UK.
The agreement is said to ensure the provision of Bodycote’s specialist thermal processing capacity to support the growth of Rolls-Royce’s large civil engine programmes; these include the Trent XWB, Trent 1000, Trent 7000, Trent 700 and Trent 900.
Bodycote’s core business is to provide services that protect and improve the properties of metals and alloys, extending their operational life and making them safer. The company has over 180 accredited facilities in twenty-three countries, and is the world’s largest provider of heat treating and specialist thermal processing services.