Rolls-Royce has completed construction of its new Advanced Blade Casting Facility, on the Advanced Manufacturing Park, and begun installing specialist equipment.
The company is continuing to recruit highly-skilled operators and engineers to work at the 14,000 sq ft facility, which will start manufacturing hi-tech aero engine blades later this year.
When it is fully operational, the plant will employ around 150 people and make 100,000 blades a year.
Rolls-Royce is one of the most prestigious companies to be attracted to the region by the presence of Sheffield University’s advanced manufacturing research activities.
Prior to unveiling its plans to construct up to three factories on the site, the aero engine giant had become the lead industrial partner of Sheffield University’s Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in addition to being a member of the AMRC.