Rolls-Royce wins £50m deck machinery contract for deep water anchor handling vessels in Singapore

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has been awarded a £50 million contract by Swire Pacific Offshore to supply advanced anchor handling systems for four offshore vessels, currently under construction in Singapore.

The systems are developed for the safer handling of large anchors on deck, such as the torpedo anchors used in the deep water oil and gas fields off the coast of Brazil.

Arne Tande, Rolls-Royce, Senior Vice President - Offshore Deck Machinery, said: “Rolls-Royce supplies world leading marine technology that enables our customers to operate safely in challenging conditions, such as the deep water oil and gas fields. We are delighted that Swire Pacific Offshore has again selected our safety-critical technology, which demonstrates that our focus on research and development, and advancements in the technical capabilities of our products, continues to position Rolls-Royce as the market leader for specialist handling equipment in the offshore industry.”

Rolls-Royce will supply a complete deck machinery system to each of the four vessels, which are being built at the ST Marine Singapore shipyard. At the heart of the system is a low-pressure hydraulic winch for anchor handling and towing, with a pulling capacity of 500 tons.

  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 34 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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