Rolls-Royce supports reconstruction after flood disaster

Posted on August 23, 2021

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  • Donation of 50,000 Euros to Malteser Hilfsdienst

Rolls-Royce Power Systems is supporting the work of the German aid organization Malteser Hilfsdienst in rebuilding the areas in Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany affected by the flood disaster. To this end, the Malteser Hilfsdienst is receiving a donation of 50,000 Euros from Rolls-Royce Power Systems, which the aid organization intends to use for its work in the flooded areas.

High on Malteser Hilfsdienst's list of priorities is supplying the area with electrical power after the floods destroyed large parts of the power grid. "We will use the generous donation from Rolls-Royce to purchase small generators to provide temporary power to homes. This can be used, for example, to operate building drying equipment so that residents can return to their homes as soon as possible," says Georg Khevenhüller, president of Malteser Hilfsdienst.  

"It is difficult for us to imagine the suffering that the floods have brought upon people. But we can help to provide acute and rapid assistance to people affected by the flood disaster and give them a perspective for the future. We hope that our donation will help," says Andreas Schell, CEO of Rolls-Royce Power Systems.

About Rolls-Royce Holdings plc

  1. Rolls-Royce pioneers the power that matters to connect, power andprotect society. We have pledged to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions in our operations by 2030. We joined the UN Race to Zero campaign in 2020, and have committed to ensuring our new products will be compatible with net zero operation by 2030, and all products will be compatible with net zero by 2050.
  2. Rolls-Royce Power Systems is headquartered in Friedrichshafen in southern Germany and employs around 9,000 people. The product portfolio includes mtu-brand high-speed engines and propulsion systems for ships, power generation, heavy land, rail and defence vehicles and for the oil and gas industry as well as diesel and gas systems and battery containers for mission critical, standby and continuous power, combined generation of heat and power, and microgrids.
  3. Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 150 countries, comprising more than 400 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces and navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.
  4. Annual underlying revenue was £11.76 billion in 2020 and we invested £1.25 billion on research and development. We also support a global network of 28 University Technology Centres, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of scientific research.
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