Rolls Royce pauses Bergen Engines sale to Russia’s TMH Group controlled company

In a statement British engine maker Rolls-Royce said, it had paused the planned sale of its Bergen Engines to a company controlled by Russia’s TMH Group after an intervention by Norway.

Norway’s NSM security agency is assessing the $178 million (150 million euro) deal which has significant security implications for its navy since Rolls Royce is the supplier of engines for its naval vessels.

Rolls Royce’s spokesman said, it had alerted the government in the proper way before announcing the sale of Bergen Engines.

“We understand, however, that the Norwegian Government now wishes to further investigate the deal and Rolls-Royce will co-operate in any way we can with that review. As requested, we have paused the sales process,” said Rolls Royce’s spokesman.

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