Rolls-Royce congratulates Island Offshore on the delivery of the offshore vessel Island Crown

Monday, 3 June 2013

Rolls-Royce Plc today congratulated the Norwegian shipowner Island Offshore on the delivery of their 34th vessel designed by Rolls-Royce.

Built at the shipyard Vard Brevik, Island Crown is the latest vessel to come from the long lasting and fruitful relationship between Island Offshore and Rolls-Royce.

Anders Almestad, Rolls-Royce, President – Offshore, said: "We are proud to be able to present our innovations together with such a forward-thinking shipowner as Island Offshore."

Island Crown is a purpose built Walk2Work Maintenance and Subsea Support Vessel. It will usually spend its time being dynamically positioned and connected to an offshore installation via a telescopic gangway - acting as a hotel for people working on the installation. Island Crown can also carry out a separate set of functions such as subsea construction and Remotely Operated Vehicle operation, and is additionally equipped to transport all the liquid and bulk supplies needed by rigs and platforms. 

The christening ceremony took place at the quayside of Oslo city centre on Monday June 3 at 13:00 CET, and contributed to the kick off of Nor-Shipping 2013, the leading maritime event in Oslo.

  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 £12.2 billion in 2012, of which more than half came from the provision of services. The firm and announced order book stood at £60.1 billion at 31 December 2012, providing visibility of future levels of activity.
  4. Rolls-Royce employs over 45,000 people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in over 50 countries. Over 14,000 of these employees are engineers.
  5. In 2012, Rolls-Royce invested £919 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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