Rolls-Royce to supply offshore cranes for Brazilian Platform Supply Vessels

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Rolls-Royce has signed a contract with Detroit Chile SA to supply offshore cranes to nine Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs) under construction at Detroit Brasil Ltda. shipyard, in Itajaì, Brazil.

The delivery will include nine ship sets of the award winning dual draglink crane, making eighteen cranes in total. Upon completion, the vessels designed by Guido Perla, will enter service on an eight-year contract with state owned Brazilian oil company Petrobras. Brazilian Starnav Serviços Marìtimos Ltda, a subsidiary of Detroit Chile, will be operating the vessels.

The dual draglink crane is optimized for safer and more efficient load handling in harbour and on the ship's deck while at sea. The cranes allow fast loading, unloading and moving of cargo over the entire length of the main deck.

John Knudsen, Rolls-Royce, President Commercial Marine, said: "We are pleased to be selected by Detroit Chile to supply this new and highly innovative PSV crane. A ship configuration with two cranes provides safe and highly efficient load handling and these offshore vessels will have the advantage of loading and unloading the deck using their own equipment."

Launched in 2012, the Rolls-Royce dual draglink crane has already been delivered to Farstad Shipping's vessel Far Solitaire, one PSV under construction at Keppel Singmarine Brazil SA, as well as to four PSV's under construction at Detroit Brasil shipyard, in Itajaì.

About Rolls-Royce Holdings plc

  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, Nuclear & Energy and Power Systems (RRPS). On 6 May 2014 Rolls-Royce announced it had signed an agreement to sell its Energy gas turbine and compressor business to Siemens for a £785m cash consideration. On completion, expected before the end of December 2014, Rolls-Royce will receive a further £200 million for a 25 year licensing agreement.
  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 £70.4 billion at 30 June 2014.
  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 at 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. Globally we have over 1,000 Rolls-Royce STEM ambassadors who are actively involved in education programmes and activities; we have set ourselves a target to reach 6 million people through our STEM outreach activities by 2020.

For further information, please contact:

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

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