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Alcoa Awarded Long-Term Rolls-Royce plc Contract DARIEN, Conn--July 9, 2001--
Alcoa announced today that its Howmet Castings business and Rolls-Royce
plc have agreed on the principles of a long-term contract for the supply
of high-technology, single-crystal investment castings for the
Rolls-Royce Trent 500® engine program.
The agreement covers high-pressure and intermediate-pressure turbine
components, both nozzle guide vanes and seal segments. Once this
contract is in place, Howmet will be supplying 90% of Rolls-Royce’s
requirements for these investment cast turbine components for the Trent
Howmet continues to support Rolls-Royce production, engine development
and design programs from manufacturing facilities in: Exeter, in the
United Kingdom; Dives sur Mer and Gennevilliers, in France; Wichita
Falls, Texas; Winsted, Connecticut; Whitehall, Michigan; and La Porte,
Indiana, in the U.S.A. Howmet will also provide support from its
Corporate Engineering Center in Hampton, Virginia, U.S.A.
According to James R. Stanley, Howmet’s president and ceo, “The new
agreement marks a significant milestone in the development of the
Rolls-Royce-Howmet relationship, in that it takes a longer-term view of
our joint business opportunities.”
Alcoa (www.alcoa.com) is the world’s leading producer of primary
aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina. It is active in all major
segments of the industry: technology, mining, refining, smelting,
fabricating and recycling. Among its related businesses are packaging,
precision castings, vinyl siding and plastic bottles and closures. Alcoa
has 142,000 employees in 37 countries. Howmet Castings (www.howmet.com)
is the world’s largest manufacturer of precision castings, primarily for
jet aircraft and industrial gas turbine engines.
Doreen L. Deary
William J. Libby