Rolls-Royce to design and equip seven vessels for Brazilian owner

UT535EOSRV_microRolls-Royce has been awarded two contracts to design and equip seven vessels for Brazilian shipowner Navegação São Miguel Ltd. The contracts, for four oil spill recovery vessels and three bunker tankers, are worth GBP 23 million to Rolls-Royce.

Navegação São Miguel Ltd. is a member of the Brasbunker Group and operates the São Miguel Shipyard located at the Port of Gradim, in the municipality of São Gonçalo, Rio de Janeiro. The shipyard provides construction and repair services for the Brasbunker Group fleet and for third-party customers.

Anders Almestad, Rolls-Royce, President Offshore, said: "Rolls-Royce continues to win contracts in the competitive Brazilian market.  These vessels combine a proven Rolls-Royce design with a range of mission critical onboard technology, which has been specifically designed for the demanding deepwater oil and gas market. Our innovative technology will help to ensure that offshore companies can deliver their challenging operations safely."

The Rolls-Royce designed UT 535 E Oil Spill Response Vessels (OSRV) will be equipped to prevent environmental damage from oil spills and have the capacity to transfer recovered oil for proper onshore disposal.

Rolls-Royce will also design and equip three bunker tankers, which will be a new NVC 604 BT design and will supply fuel to ships offshore.

All seven vessels will be equipped with advanced Rolls-Royce technology to support effective maneuvering, cargo handling and safe operation. All vessels will be delivered before the end of 2014

January 19, 2012

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