Rolls-Royce secures offshore vessel contract from Simek
Thursday, 17 May 2012
Rolls-Royce, the global power system company, has secured a £6 million contract to provide an integrated design, power & propulsion and equipment systems package for an offshore supply vessel to be built at Norwegian ship yard Simek AS for ship owner Atlantic Offshore.
The vessel is a Rolls-Royce UT 755 LC design and will be equipped with main engines, propulsion system, steering gear, rudder, deck machinery, bulk handling equipment as well as control and automation systems.
Magne Hjelle, Rolls-Royce, Sales Manager said: “We are delighted to sign yet another contract with Simek AS. This underscores our position as the market leader in high specification offshore vessels, and showcases our world-class capability to deliver fully integrated ship design, power & propulsion and equipment packages.”
The vessel will undertake transport, supply and service duties between onshore supply bases and offshore drilling sites. The deck area is arranged for transporting pipes and containers while tanks below deck are used to transport fluids including water, oil, mud and brine. The vessel will have accommodation for a crew of thirty people.
Due to its reduced fuel consumption, low noise and vibration level and good supply capacity, the UT 755 design has become the world’s most popular offshore supply and service vessel, with over 180 delivered or on order. This order is the 24th Rolls-Royce designed vessel to be built at Simek AS. The vessel is expected to be delivered in summer 2013.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Rolls-Royce employs more than 40,000 people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in over 50 countries. Over 11,000 of these employees are engineers.
- 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.
- Rolls-Royce supports a global network of 28 University Technology Centres, which connect the company’s engineers with the forefront of scientific research.
- The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills.