DECEMBER 3, 2013 — Rolls-Royce is to provide design and integrated equipment packages for two UT 771 WP platform supply vessels to be built by China's Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group Co. Ltd.
The UT 771 WP design enhances the ship's performance thanks to the signature wave piercing bow.
The integrated power and propulsion packages include MTU engines. Rolls-Royce will also supply bulk handling systems, deck machinery, automation and control and dynamic positioning systems.
Rolls-Royce VP of Sales & Contract - Offshore systems Ronny Pål Kvalsvik, said: "The order demonstrates Sinopacific's confidence in our integrated systems and ship design capabilities. This new design has been developed in cooperation between Rolls-Royce, the shipowner and the shipyard, and will feature technologies that increase fuel efficiency and safety while reducing operation costs and emissions."
Vivian Ye, Managing Director of Sinopacific's Supply Chain Center, said: "Sinopacific is committed to work closely with industry leaders to bring added value and better service to our customers. We are working to build up an open platform to share and encourage sustainable innovations for shipbuilding, and it has been a very good experience working with Rolls-Royce."
The two vessels are scheduled for delivery in late 2015.