Rolls-Royce to supply cranes for nine Brazilian built PSVs

AUGUST 27, 2014 — Rolls-Royce has signed a contract with Detroit Chile SA to supply offshore cranes to nine Guido Perla designed platform supply vessels (PSVs) under construction at Detroit Brasil Ltda. shipyard, in Itajaì, Brazil.

The delivery will include nine ship sets of dual drag link cranes.

On completion, the vessels will enter service on an eight-year contract with Petrobras. They will be operated by Starnav Serviços Marìtimos Ltda, a subsidiary of Detroit Chile.

The dual drag link crane is optimized for safer and more efficient load handling in harbor and on the ship's deck while at sea. The cranes allow fast loading, unloading and moving of cargo over the entire length of the main deck.

John Knudsen, Rolls-Royce, President Commercial Marine, said: "We are pleased to be selected by Detroit Chile to supply this new and highly innovative PSV crane. A ship configuration with two cranes provides safe and highly efficient load handling and these offshore vessels will have the advantage of loading and unloading the deck using their own equipment."

Launched in 2012, the Rolls-Royce dual draglink crane has already been delivered to Farstad Shipping's vessel Far Solitaire, one PSV under construction at Keppel Singmarine Brazil SA, as well as to four PSVs under construction at the Detroit Brasil shipyard.