Rolls-Royce delivers deck machinery and seismic equipment to WesternGeco

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Rolls-Royce has delivered a deck machinery system and seismic equipment for  a highly specialised new Amazon-class seismic research vessel for WesternGeco, which is under construction at Flensburger Shipyard in Germany.

The contract includes the supply of a control and back deck system for towing and handling of 18 streamer cables and a range of towing and handling equipment and special winches needed for in-sea deployment and seismic surveys. The innovative system is automated and remotely operated to ensure safe and efficient handling, making it amongst the most reliable on the market.

Anders Almestad, Rolls-Royce, President - Offshore, said: "We are pleased WesternGeco has selected Rolls-Royce to provide this specialised equipment for its new Amazon-class vessel. These systems were developed to meet the high standards of robustness and quality demanded by seismic research vessels operating in deep seas, whilst minimising costs and maximising the safety and efficiency of back deck operations."

The vessel measures 127 metres in length and 32 metres wide and is expected to operate around the world.

  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 £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.
  8. Rolls-Royce manufactures the broadest range stabilisers in the market. The retractable Aquarius series is specially configured for smaller vessels, and highly suitable for naval vessels with a small hull aperture, and compact installation supplied complete with fin box.
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