Rolls-Royce wins Environship order to feed Norwegian fish farms

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has won a second order for a vessel from its award winning Environship range.  This gas powered ship will be used to supply feed to fish farms along the Norwegian coast.

The vessel has been ordered by Norwegian company Eidsvaag AS and will operate a demanding  schedule to ensure fish are fed at the same time every week, regardless of weather conditions.

The NVC 401 Forage Carrier, is the latest ship design from the award winning Rolls-Royce Environship range and incorporates a variety of features to reduce environmental impact while increasing efficiency. It will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 40 per cent compared to similar diesel powered ships.

Rune Ekornesvåg, Rolls-Royce, Sales Manager - Merchant Vessels, said: “Our Environship design has been developed to meet very challenging operational requirements, including strict limits on emissions, which could only be achieved through our gas engine technology. Environships combine state-of-the art propulsion technology and advanced ship design to significantly reduce emissions of CO2.”

Rolls-Royce will supply all the main systems and equipment, as well as the ship design. These include a Bergen C-Series engine powered by liquid natural gas (LNG), a wave piercing bow and a Promas propulsion system which combines a propeller and rudder. Rolls-Royce will also supply a Dynamic Positioning (DP) system, which uses satellite technology to hold the ship in position during the offloading of fish feed.

This is the latest in a series of recent orders for Rolls-Royce LNG powered ships, which includes the world’s first gas powered tugs, coastal cargo ships and passenger ferries.

  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 more than 80 countries.
  3. Annual underlying revenues were £11.3 billion in 2011, of which more than half came from the provision of services. The firm and announced order book stood at £62.2 billion at 31 December 2011, providing visibility of future levels of activity.
  4. Rolls-Royce employs over 40,000 people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in over 50 countries. Over 11,000 of these employees are engineers.
  5. In 2011, Rolls-Royce invested £908 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.

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