Rolls-Royce alliance wins U.S. Navy research contract

Walpole, MA. A strategic alliance between Rolls-Royce, the market leader in marine applications, and UCT Coatings Inc. is bringing new technology to the marine market and is about to start work on a $7m U.S. Navy research contract. The contract, placed with Rolls-Royce, will evaluate UCT’s patented UltraCemä nickel boron coatings on naval propulsion systems such as propellers and waterjets.