Rolls-Royce wins follow-up specialist vessel order

Friday, 18 July 2008

Rolls-Royce has won a £17 million follow-up order to design and equip a specialist well intervention vessel.

Rolls-Royce has won a £17 million follow-up order to design and equip a specialist well intervention vessel.

The latest order, from Island Offshore, follows the successful delivery of the first well intervention vessel, Island Wellserver, in March this year.

The new 130 m long UT 767CDL vessel, which will drill in ultra deep waters, offers single cabins for 97 crew members. As with the UT 767CD Island Wellserver, the vessel meets cruise ship standards for noise and vibration.

Jørn Heltne, Rolls-Royce Vice President Ship Technology - Offshore, said: “Island Offshore's decision to once again choose Rolls-Royce design and equipment in this highly specialised segment is a vote of confidence both in our products and our people.”

The vessel, to be delivered in 2011, will be built at Aker Yards, Langsten, Norway. In addition to design, Rolls-Royce will also deliver four main engines, propulsion, deck machinery and automation systems.

The contract brings the total number of Rolls-Royce UT Design offshore vessels under construction worldwide to 120. Around 650 of these ships have been built or ordered since the mid 1970s.

Rolls-Royce, a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, has established a strong position in global markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy.
  
The Marine business of Rolls-Royce employs over 7,000 people in 34 countries with the main manufacturing centres being in the UK, the Nordic countries, the United States and increasingly Asia.
  
Rolls-Royce is a world leader in marine solutions, providing products, service and expertise to more than 20,000 commercial and naval vessels in the offshore, merchant, naval and submarines markets. It designs ships and its product range includes propulsion systems featuring diesel engines and gas turbines, propellers, thrusters and water jets. Rolls-Royce also provides manoeuvring and stabilising systems and deck machinery.
  
About 40 per cent of marine turnover comes from aftermarket service support, with a global customer support network of sales and service centres in 33 countries.

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