United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company Pratt & Whitney officially opened its first manufacturing facility in Singapore, through its subsidiary P&W NGPF Manufacturing Company Singapore Pte Ltd, the company said.
The 180,000 square foot (approximately 16,000 square meters) facility, located at Seletar Aerospace Park, will produce fan blades and other key components for Pratt & Whitney´s new PurePowerÂ® Geared Turbofanâ¢ (GTF) engine family.
With about 7,000 orders and commitments, including options, from more than 70 customers in more than 30 countries, the facility proves vital in supporting the GTF engine components to customers in the Asia-pacific region and around the globe. It is only the second Pratt & Whitney production facility in existence to manufacture hybrid metallic blades, which are made with extremely lightweight materials that provide superior aerodynamic efficiency levels compared with any other fan in service, including composite blades of the same size class.
The manufacturing facility borders the Pratt & Whitney Component Solutions Pte Ltd (PWCS) facility, which opened in 2014 and is equipped with state-of-the-art repair capabilities. PWCS has increased its production while maintaining focus on quality and productivity. PWCS performs a comprehensive variety of engine component repairs.
Both facilities meet LEED Gold standards and Singapore´s Green Mark building scheme. The new manufacturing facility implements renewable resources such as solar energy collected via its roof panels. Collectively, the two buildings are part of Pratt & Whitney´s USUSD110 million investment in Seletar Aerospace Park, Singapore´s newest aerospace industrial park.
Pratt & Whitney designs, makes, and services aircraft engines and auxiliary power units. United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries.