New contract splash for Rolls

Blue-chip Rolls-Royce has netted a contract with the Finnish Navy to supply water jets to power high-speed landing craft. The contract is for 12 craft – to be built by the Marine Alutech shipyard in Teijo, Finland – and will enable the vessels to manoeuvre more effectively in the Scandinavian country’s shallow coastlines. The 19-metre long vessels will enter service in mid-2014, the company said.