Rolls-Royce secures design & systems integration contract from SINOPACIFIC

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Rolls-Royce announced today that it has won an order to provide design and integrated equipment packages for two UT 771 WP platform supply vessels to be built by Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group Co. Ltd (SINOPACIFIC), one of the leading shipbuilders in China.

The contract incorporates MTU-engines as part of an integrated power and propulsion package within the successful UT-vessel series. The UT 771 WP design from Rolls-Royce enhances the ship's performance due to the signature wave piercing bow, designed to pierce through the waves in rough seas.

Ronny Pål Kvalsvik, Rolls-Royce, Vice President of Sales & Contract - Offshore systems, said: "The order demonstrates SINOPACIFIC's confidence in our integrated systems and ship design capabilities. This new design has been developed in cooperation between Rolls-Royce, the ship owner and the yard, and will feature technologies that increase fuel efficiency and safety while reducing operation costs and emissions."

Vivian Ye, SINOPACIFIC, Managing Director of Supply Chain Centre, said: "SINOPACIFC is committed to work closely with industry leaders to bring added value and better service to our customers. We are working to build up an open platform to share and encourage sustainable innovations for shipbuilding, and it has been a very good experience working with Rolls-Royce."

The systems from Rolls-Royce will comprise a propulsion system, a power electrical system, a bulk handling system, deck machinery, an automation and control system as well as a dynamic positioning system that uses satellite technology to automatically maintain the vessels' position without anchoring.

The two vessels are scheduled for delivery in late 2015. There are 22 Rolls-Royce UT-vessels under construction in China at present, which will eventually join more than 170 ship owners world wide who have UT-vessels in their fleets.

  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 300 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 £69.2 billion at 30 June 2013, 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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