Rolls-Royce Submarines: £800m contract awarded by MOD

Image caption Rolls-Royce Submarines has been awarded an £800m contract

Rolls-Royce Submarines in Derbyshire has been awarded an £800m contract aimed at delivering and supporting the UK's nuclear fleet, and 2,000 jobs.

A spokesman said the Ministry of Defence (MoD) contract would put its existing Raynesway factory work into a "new commercial framework".

The MoD said it would help meet a commitment to save £900m in a nuclear submarine industry restructuring.

The contract's duration was ten years, it said.

Defence Minister Philip Dunne told the Commons costs would be £200m lower as a result of the agreed deal.

In a written statement to MPs, Mr Dunne said the contract covered the overhead, running and business costs at Rolls-Royce Submarines sites.

He said the new deal consolidated costs, focussed on efficiency and secured future terms and conditions between the firm and the MoD.

Rolls-Royce Submarines had a vital role to play in meeting the present and future defence and security needs of the UK, he said.

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