Rolls-Royce to deliver design and integrated ship equipment for two platform supply vessels

Monday, 5 May 2014

Rolls-Royce has been chosen to design and deliver integrated ship equipment for two platform supply vessels (PSVs). The two vessels, of UT 755 LC design, are to be built by Norwegian yard Simek for Aberdeen-based owner Fletcher Shipping Ltd. The contract value for Rolls-Royce is £11.5m.

The UT 755 series is among the most proven and successful UT designs ever, with more than 188 vessels built or under construction. It is a mid-size platform supply vessel with good cargo capacity on deck and in tanks and has worldwide recognition as an excellent workplace environment.

The first vessel is under construction and will be delivered in November 2014. The second will follow suit in April 2015.

John Knudsen, Rolls-Royce, President Offshore, said: "Simek and Rolls-Royce have been working together for a number of years and these vessels represent the yard's 25th and 26th UT design build. Fletcher's fleet of vessels, which will increase to six with this order, consists solely of UT-designs. The contract further strengthens our valued relationship with both companies."

The Rolls-Royce deliveries include design, main-engines, generators, thrusters, switchboards, deck machinery, bulk handling systems and dynamic positions systems. Both vessels have class notations as CLEAN and COMF-V(3) for environmental concerns and are low level on noise and vibrations.

  1. Rolls-Royce's vision is to create better power for a changing world via two main business segments, Aerospace and Marine & Industrial Power Systems (MIPS). These business segments address markets with two strong technology platforms, gas turbines and reciprocating engines, for use on land, at sea and in the air.
  2. Aerospace comprises Civil Aerospace and Defence Aerospace. MIPS comprises Marine, Energy & Nuclear and Power Systems (RRPS). On 7 March 2014, Daimler announced their intention to exercise their option to sell their 50% share in RRPS to Rolls-Royce News Release Holdings plc. On 16 April 2014, Rolls-Royce and Daimler announced that they have agreed the valuation of Daimler’s 50% equity interest. The transaction is expected to complete within the coming months and is subject to the usual regulatory approvals.
  3. Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 120 countries, comprising more than 380 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 4,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and 1,600 energy and nuclear customers.
  4. Our business is focused on the 4Cs:
    • Customer - placing the customer at the heart of our business
    • Concentration - deciding where to grow and where not to
    • Cost - continually looking to increase efficiency
    • Cash - improving financial performance.
  5. Annual underlying revenue was £15.5 billion in 2013, around half of which came from the provision of aftermarket services. The firm and announced order book stood at £71.6 billion at 31 December 2013.
  6. In 2013, Rolls-Royce invested £1.1 billion on research and development. We also support a global network of 31 University Technology Centres, which position Rolls-Royce engineers with the forefront of scientific research.
  7. Rolls-Royce employs over 55,000 people in 45 countries. Over 17,000 of these are engineers.
  8. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills. In 2013 we employed 379 graduates and 288 apprentices through our worldwide training programmes.

For further information, please contact:

Anette Bonnevie Wollebæk
Senior Communications Manager - Marine, Nordic Region
Mobile: +47 976 70 882
Email: abw@rolls-royce.com

Jonathan Webster
Vice President Marketing & Communications, Marine - Americas
Mobile : +1 (301) 820-8246
Email: jonathan.webster@rolls-royce.com

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