January 31, 2013
Pratt & Whitney breaks ground on new manufacturing facility in Singapore
Pratt & Whitney Singapore Manufacturing broke ground on a new facility at the Seletar Aerospace Park. This new production facility will manufacture fan blades and high pressure turbine disks for Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower Geared Turbofan engines. This new 180,000 ft² facility will border Pratt & Whitney’s existing flagship facility at Seletar – Pratt & Whitney Singapore Component Repair – further expanding the company’s 30-year presence in the country. Pratt & Whitney has invested nearly $110m in the development of these two new facilities. Now with a total of nine businesses in Singapore, Pratt & Whitney Singapore Manufacturing will help Pratt & Whitney achieve production capacity required to meet customer demand for commercial engines. With the construction of this new facility, Pratt & Whitney’s work force in Singapore is expected to increase to more than 2,500 people over the next five years – making it home to the company’s most comprehensive aftermarket presence in one location.