Island Offshore has ordered its twenty-sixth vessel with Rolls-Royce design

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Rolls-Royce has a won a contract to design and equip a new offshore support vessel for Island Offshore, to be built by shipbuilding group Vard.

The platform support vessel is a Rolls-Royce design of type UT 776 CD, the second of this type ordered by Island Offshore this year.

The UT 776 CD is an Offshore Service Vessel for world-wide service, with tanks for all types of liquid cargo, 1000 m2 cargo deck and accommodation for over 40 people in single cabins. In addition to the vessel design, Rolls-Royce will provide engines, deck machinery, azimuth thrusters, tunnel thrusters and control systems.

Jørn Heltne, Rolls-Royce, Senior Vice President - Sales & Contract, said: "This order confirms the strong co-operation between our two companies ever since the founding of Island Offshore in 2004. Island Offshore is an ambitious owner and together we have broken technological barriers."

This platform support vessel is designed to satisfy the general demands of the offshore industry and is the eleventh order of its kind for the Island Offshore fleet.

The new vessel will be delivered from the Vard Brevik yard in Norway in February 2015, and the hull of the vessel will be delivered from Vard Braila in Romania. Upon delivery it will become the 26th vessel in Island Offshore's fleet designed by Rolls-Royce.

  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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