Nam Cheong opts for Rolls-Royce equipment

Low pressure hydraulic driven winch from Rolls-Royce, being provided to Malaysian shipbuilder Nam Cheong Low pressure hydraulic driven winch from Rolls-Royce, being provided to Malaysian shipbuilder Nam Cheong

NOVEMBER 21, 2013 — Rolls-Royce has signed contracts to deliver an extensive package of ships' equipment for ten anchor handling offshore vessels to Malaysian shipbuilder Nam Cheong. The contract includes an option for equipment for additional future vessels.

The contract for equipment for the initial ten vessels is worth £20 million to Rolls-Royce

The Rolls-Royce scope of delivery includes both deck machinery and propulsion equipment  to the vessels, which are designed by Nam Cheong and have a bollard pull of 80 tonnes.

The vessels will be equipped with several low pressure hydraulic driven winches from Rolls-Royce to be able to carry out a wide range of offshore anchor handling and supply duties.

ahts thrusterRolls-Royce will also deliver azimuth propellers, two tunnels thrusters and the propulsion control system (Helicon X3) for each of the vessels.

Nam Cheong Limited is the second largest builder of offshore support vessels east of the Suez Canal. The vessels will be built at different shipyards, four in Malaysia and six in China.

Anders Almestad, President offshore, Rolls-Royce Marine, said: "We are proud to be part of such an impressive newbuilding program. Nam Cheong is an experienced builder of offshore vessels, and we look forward to continue working with them."

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