Rolls-Royce to design and equip seven vessels for Brazil's Navegação São Miguel

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has been awarded two contracts to design and equip seven vessels for Brazilian ship owner Navegação São Miguel Ltd. The contracts, for four oil spill recovery vessels and three bunker tankers, are worth £23 million to Rolls-Royce.

Anders Almestad, Rolls-Royce, President Offshore, said: “Rolls-Royce continues to win contracts in the competitive Brazilian market.  These vessels combine a proven Rolls-Royce design with a range of mission critical onboard technology, which has been specifically designed for the demanding deepwater oil and gas market. Our innovative technology will help to ensure that offshore companies can deliver their challenging operations safely.”

The Rolls-Royce designed UT 535 E Oil Spill Response Vessels (OSRV) will be equipped to prevent environmental damage from oil spills and have the capacity to transfer recovered oil for proper onshore disposal.

Rolls-Royce will also design and equip three bunker tankers, which will be a new NVC 604 BT design and will supply fuel to ships offshore.

All seven vessels will be equipped with advanced Rolls-Royce technology to support effective maneuvering, cargo handling and safe operation. All vessels will be delivered before the end of 2014. 

  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 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 £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. 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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