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Rolls-Royce to sell Bergen Engines to TMH Group

5 February 2021

Rolls-Royce has signed an agreement to sell the Bergen Engines medium speed gas and diesel engines business, based in Bergen, Norway, to TMH International, the international branch of TMH Group, for net proceeds of approximately EUR 150 million. Bergen Engines will be operated as a stand-alone business by TMH International.

TMH Group, based in Russia, is a leading engineering company in rail transport technologies and the world’s fourth largest supplier of rail rolling stock. It manufactures medium-speed engines for rail applications, with current production of more than 850 engines a year. Established in 2002, TMH is privately-owned and employs 100,000 people across 25 sites worldwide. The acquisition of Bergen Engines is part of TMH’s strategy to diversify its business activities.

TMH International, which is headquartered in Switzerland, already operates in Argentina, Cuba, Egypt, Germany, Hungary, Israel and South Africa.

The agreement is part of Rolls-Royce’s target of raising at least £2 billion from disposals. The sale includes the medium speed engine factory, service workshop and foundry in Norway; engine and power plant design capability; and a global service network spanning more than seven countries. Since 1946, Bergen Engines has supplied over 7,000 engines to marine and power generation customers worldwide, of which around 4,000 are still in operation. Bergen Engines’ long-term relationship with Kongsberg Maritime, distributor of Bergen medium speed engines to the maritime market, is planned to continue as is.

Bergen Engines has been a part of Rolls-Royce since 1999 and has approximately 950 employees, with the majority based in Bergen, Norway. In 2019 the business generated revenues of £239 million which were consolidated within the results of Rolls-Royce Power Systems business.

The transaction has been approved by the boards of both Rolls-Royce and TMH and is expected to close in the second half of 2021.

Source: Rolls-Royce