Rolls-Royce has signed its largest contract with Chinese shipbuilder Sinopacific, to provide steering gear and deck machinery worth $42 million.
Bjorn Johnsen, Rolls-Royce Vice President Sales and Marketing (Greater China) - Marine said: “This order takes us to a record in China this year, with contracts for more than 700 ship sets of steering gear and to 300 ship sets of deck machinery. The Chinese market is now the biggest global market for Rolls-Royce for commercial merchant ships.”
John Jin, Sinopacific Director and Vice-President, said: “This extensive contract is a result of Sinopacific’s wish to work with fewer and stronger companies able to offer quick and reliable service. Rolls-Royce is a world leader in design, development, supply and service.”
The contract covers 34,000-118,000dwt bulk carriers and 16,500 cubic metre capacity liquid petroleum gas vessels. The first equipment will be delivered in the first half of 2009.
Sinopacific ship building group comprises five shipyards and two design companies.
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