Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has won orders to design and equip five offshore and special purpose vessels plus options worth in total around £80 million in the last few weeks.
Rolls-Royce has signed a contract with Italian shipyard, Rosetti Marino Spa, for delivery of an integrated Rolls-Royce equipment system, including propulsion systems, rudders, deck machinery, thrusters, automation and control systems for a UT 712 CD anchor handling tug. The vessel will be built for Augusta Offshore Spa in Naples, Italy and is due for delivery in Q3 2012. This contract also includes an option for an additional vessel.
Jørn Heltne, Rolls-Royce, Senior Vice President Ship Technology - Offshore, said: “This order marks the continuation of a long standing relationship between our two companies and we are very pleased that Augusta Offshore again has chosen Rolls-Royce technology for their new investments.”
In addition to this contract, three UT 515 CD design have been ordered by a new customer for delivery starting late in 2011. These vessels are ocean going tugs to undertake salvage, rescue and towing operations, including fire fighting and pollution prevention.
Each vessel will measure 86 metres in length with a beam of 17.5 metres and will be delivered with a fully-integrated Rolls-Royce equipment system, including engines, propulsion systems, rudders, deck machinery, thrusters, automation and control systems and Dynamic Positioning equipment. Included in the contract is an extensive customer training programme to be delivered at the new Rolls-Royce training centre in Aalesund, Norway.
Another recent order is for design and delivery of an integrated Rolls-Royce equipment system for a UT 755 L3X to be built at Caspian Energy Projects LLC shipyard in Russia. This contract includes an option for an additional vessel.
The UT 755 series from Rolls-Royce is the world’s most popular platform supply vessel, with more than 160 on order or in service since the first went to sea in 1996.