Rolls-Royce Secures US$15 Million Contract to Equip Offshore Support Vessels

Monday, 10 December 2012

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, today announced that it has secured a comprehensive US$15 million project management and integrated propulsion and control systems package with Jackson Offshore Operators, for two highly advanced offshore support vessels.

The two Guido Perla designed GPA 675J PSVs will be built at BAE System’s shipyard in Jacksonville, Florida and will enter into service in 2014. They will be equipped with an integrated Rolls-Royce propulsion system featuring two Azipull propulsion thrusters, tunnel thrusters and a Low-Voltage Active Front End Diesel Electric Power System.

The scope of supply also includes power and propulsion systems integration – including an advanced Acon automation system, an Icon Dynamic Positioning (DP-2) system and a fully integrated electrical detailed engineering package – and “start-to-finish” project management including on-site advisory services, planning and commissioning.

Said Anders Almestad, Rolls-Royce, President – Offshore: "Working on a project like this with Jackson Offshore is a real privilege for Rolls-Royce as it enables us to clearly demonstrate how we are able to deliver value to customers through early and close engagement when designing and commissioning a highly complex integrated systems package."

Said Lee Jackson, President and CEO of Jackson Offshore Operators: "We selected the Rolls-Royce systems package based on several key factors. There are efficiencies gained during the build process through the use of a single source supplier of major ship systems; especially one with great experience in complex ship systems integration. Additionally, the operating profile of the vessels with a Low-Voltage Active Front End Diesel Electric Power System and Azipull propulsion thrusters is extremely fuel efficient yielding reduced exhaust emissions as well as economic benefits to our clients."

  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 revenue was £11.3 billion in 2011, of which more than half came from the provision of services. The firm and announced order book stood at £60.1 billion at 30 June 2012, 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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