Arctic AHTS to have Rolls-Royce engines and deck machinery

APRIL 8, 2014 — Rolls-Royce is to deliver deck machinery and engines for the arctic Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessel (AHTS) recently ordered from Vard by Bourbon Offshore Norway (see earlier story). The contract has a value in excess of £17 million for Rolls-Royce.

The deck machinery delivery from Rolls-Royce will consist of anchor handling winches, secondary winches, auxiliary winches, anchor handling cranes and a wide range of safer deck operation equipment.

The engine delivery consists of two main engines and three main generator engines.

John Knudsen, Rolls-Royce, President Offshore, said: "Bourbon Offshore has chosen power and volume on both anchor handling winches and secondary winches. This means that the vessel will be in the top class for winch capacities compared to all AHTS vessels built to date."

Rolls-Royce will also deliver all mechanical, hydraulic and electric components needed for the deck machinery equipment. The deck machinery package is developed in close cooperation with the shipyard and owner, who thereby have chosen a 'one-stop-shop' solution from Rolls-Royce.

The arctic AHTS vessel, is designed by Vard Design, has been developed for world-wide anchor handling and remote operations with a total length of 93.6 meters, a beam of 24 meters and a bollard pull of approximately 270 ton.

The vessel will be operated by Bourbon Offshore Norway and is scheduled for delivery from Vard Brattvaag in Norway in the first quarter of 2016. The hull of the vessel will be delivered from Vard Tulcea in Romania.

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