Rolls-Royce books orders for Island Offshore supply vessel systems

rrnameplateRolls-Royce has won a  GBP 20 million order to design and supply power and propulsion systems for the two UT 776 CD supply vessels ordered by Island Offshore from STX OSV's Brevik, Norway, shipyard in June. (See earlier story).

Island Offshore, in which the Chouest family is a partner, was the first operator to introduce the versatile UT 776 CD ship, which is designed to transport essential supplies to and from offshore oil and gas platforms. These vessels are the ninth and tenth ordered by the operator to date.

In addition to the ship design, the order includes a fully integrated and highly efficient diesel-electric power and propulsion system featuring four Rolls-Royce Bergen engines to power two Azipull thrusters. The ships will also feature a dynamic positioning system, which uses satellite technology to maintain the ship’s position, a comprehensive range of deck machinery and a bulk handling system for the safe loading of cargo.

Jorn Heltne, Rolls-Royce, Director – Offshore Ship Design, said: “We are delighted that Island Offshore has again turned to Rolls-Royce to provide an integrated design, power and propulsion solution for their platform supply vessels, particularly as the decision is based on the successful operation of vessels in their existing fleet.”

August 2, 2011

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