Rolls-Royce wins Italian offshore supply vessel contract

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, today announced an £11million order to design and equip two offshore service vessels for Italian ship owner Fratelli D’Amato.

These UT 755 XL vessels will carry out operations in the offshore oil and gas sector and will be built at the Rosetti Marino S.p.A shipyard in Italy. The order includes an integrated system of Rolls-Royce equipment including thrusters for manoeuvring, rudders, propellers, deck machinery and a bulk handling system for the safe loading of fluids and solid cargo.

The vessels are due to be delivered by the end of 2013.

Yrjar Garshol, Rolls-Royce, General Manager, Commercial Ship Technology - Offshore, said: “This latest order reaffirms the Rolls-Royce position as global market leader in offshore supply vessels. It also demonstrates the benefit that operators see in our integrated ship design and equipment, which delivers technologically advanced, reliable and fuel efficient vessels.”

This order will bring Fratelli D’Amato’s fleet of Rolls-Royce UT vessels to eight. It currently operates four UT vessels and has two more under construction.

The UT 755 series offers a combination of large carrying capacity, high efficiency and low emissions.  It is the workhorse of the offshore oil and gas industry with 170 vessels in operation or on order around the world.

  1. Rolls-Royce is a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, and has established a strong position in global markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy.
  2. As a result of this strategy, Rolls-Royce has a broad customer base comprising more than 500 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter operators, 160 armed forces, more than 2,500 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in nearly 120 countries, with an installed base of 54,000 gas turbines.
  3. Annual underlying revenues were over £10.8 billion in 2010, of which more than half came from the provision of services. The firm and announced order book stood at £59.2 billion at 31 December 2010, providing visibility of future levels of activity.
  4. Rolls-Royce employs over 39,000 skilled people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in over 50 countries. Over 11,000 of these employees are engineers.
  5. In 2010, Rolls-Royce invested £923 million on research and development, two thirds of which had the objective of further improving the environmental performance of its products, in particular reducing emissions.
  6. Rolls-Royce supports a global network of 28 University Technology Centres, which connect the company’s engineers with the forefront of scientific research.
  7. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills.
  8. The Marine business of Rolls-Royce employs 9,000 people in 35 countries with the main manufacturing centres being in the UK, the Nordic countries, the United States and increasingly Asia.
  9. Rolls-Royce is a world leader in marine solutions, providing products, service and expertise to more than 30,000 vessels in the offshore, merchant, naval surface and submarine 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.
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