SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 — Rolls-Royce is to provide propulsion and deck machinery to five cruise ships being built by Fincantieri at its Monfalcone and Ancona shipyards in Italy.
The firm orders cover the supply of a Promas system, deck machinery and steering gear to each of two vessels being built for Viking Ocean Cruises.
The contract also covers steering gear and deck machinery for a further vessel under construction for Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
Steering gear is also being provided for two vessels being built for Princess.
"Over years of servicing the oil and gas sector in the demanding conditions of the North Sea we have perfected some of the most advanced, efficient and reliable deck machinery, propulsion and steering equipment to be found anywhere in the world," says Asbjørn Skaro, Rolls-Royce, Director Deck Machinery – Marine. "By choosing our equipment Fincantieri can be confident it won't let its customers down."
Developed using the latest Computational Fluid Dynamics technology, the Promas system integrates the propeller, a hubcap, rudder bulb and the rudder itself into a single hydrodynamically efficient unit that can increase propulsive efficiency by 3-8 percent for single screw vessels and by 2-6 percent for twin screw vessels, leading to improved maneuverability, reduced fuel consumption and emissions.
The Rolls-Royce modular range of winches and anchor windlasses allows efficient and cost-effective tailor made systems to be built up from a range of standard mooring winches, anchor cable lifters, and warping heads to suit the vessel's deck layout and requirements. They are designed for ease of installation by the shipbuilder.