Rolls-Royce wins contract from Cochin Shipyard to supply water jets for the Indian Coast Guard

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has won a contract from India’s Cochin Shipyard to supply 60 water jets for a new fleet of 20 Fast Patrol Vessels for the Indian Coast Guard.

The contract will involve the supply of Rolls-Royce Kamewa 71S3np water jets (three per vessel), and associated equipment including a joystick control system which will enhance the manoeuvring capabilities of the vessels.

The 50 metre long vessels, which are currently under construction, will reach speeds of 33 knots and will operate in Indian coastal waters and around island territories.

Their roles will include coastal patrolling, anti-smuggling missions, fisheries protection, as well as search and rescue duties.

Water jets enable operation in shallow waters and offer higher speeds and better manoeuvrability than conventional propellers.

  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 4,000 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 £10.8 billion in 2010, of which more than half came from the provision of services. The firm and announced order book stood at £61.4 billion at 30 June 2011, 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. Rolls-Royce has a 75 year long proud history of partnership with India. Today, there are over 1,300 Rolls-Royce engines in service in India and the company’s global market sectors - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy - are all represented in the country.
  9. India is an extremely significant country for Rolls-Royce, both as a market, and as a country that is playing a growing role in the Group’s global operations. From licensed production to engineering services and component manufacture the business has expanded in the last decade supported by mutually beneficial partnerships with leading companies in India including Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), L&T, TCS and QuEST
  10. Rolls-Royce is a world leader in water jet propulsion, designing and manufacturing an extensive range for use in vessels from small patrol craft, up to some of the world’s largest water jets, used in naval craft and high-speed ferries. The state-of-the-art Rolls-Royce Kamewa S3 range of water jets are designed to offer higher speeds, improved acceleration, and increased efficiency.
  11. Rolls-Royce has been supplying the Indian Coast Guard for 20 years, with 86 water jets already in service and other equipment such as controllable pitch propellers and stabilising fins operational on other vessels in the fleet. Rolls-Royce has also supplied a design and equipment package for three UT 517 design Pollution Control Vessels, the first of which Samudra Prahari entered service in 2010.
  12. Cochin Shipyard Limited has long standing experience in building Rolls-Royce designed vessels with more than 20 UT design vessels delivered to date.

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