Rolls-Royce power for White Rose FPSO
Three Rolls-Royce RB211 turbogensets have been ordered to provide the electric power needed on an FPSO (floating production, storage and offloading) vessel to be located in the North Atlantic.
This purpose-built vessel has been designed to withstand the severe climate conditions of the White Rose oilfield, 350 km off the coast of Newfoundland.
Tom Curley, President of the Rolls-Royce Energy Business, said: "The White Rose order is very significant business. It represents not only the fourth FPSO worldwide with Rolls-Royce equipment, but it is also the first in North American offshore waters."
The RB211s have been ordered by Aker Maritime Kiewit Contractors on behalf of Husky Energy. Included in the order are three En-Tronic FT-110 unit control panels. All three gensets will be packaged at the Mount Vernon, Ohio, facilities of Rolls-Royce and are scheduled for delivery in the third quarter of 2003.
The RB211 gas generators will be engineered, assembled, tested and overhauled in Montreal, Quebec, and the baseplates will be fabricated in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The inlet filters, ducting and acoustic enclosures are being manufactured in Cambridge, Ontario. Throughout the life of the project, Rolls-Royce will support the equipment from its service facility in St. John's, which will benefit the economy of Newfoundland through local employment.