NOVEMBER 27, 2014 — Norwegian shipowner Myklebusthaug Management AS has placed an order at Beşiktaş Shipyard for an advanced multipurpose service vessel that will be the first Rolls-Royce UT design vessel to be built in Turkey.
In addition to the design, Rolls-Royce will supply integrated power and propulsion systems and equipment for the vessel under a contract worth £12 million (nearly $19 million).
The vessel is being built to a brand new wave piercing design (UT 7521 WP) and will be prepared for a range of offshore duties. Its overall length will be 98.9 m with a beam of 21 m and deadweight of about 6,000 tons.
This new advanced offshore vessel will feature the Rolls-Royce Unified Bridge, and an integrated power and propulsion system incorporating main engines, azipull propellers, bow and stern thrusters, deck machinery, dry bulk system, DP2 dynamic positioning, and the latest generation of automation and control system.
The UT 7521 WP, which will be delivered in the second half of 2016, will be the first vessel with a newly developed electro control system (SAVe CUBE) that coordinates the rotational speed of main machinery for optimum fuel efficiency.
John Knudsen, President Commercial Marine, Rolls-Royce said: "It is always an honour to see a new ship design, packed with innovations, leave the drawing board and become reality. For this contract we are particularly happy to welcome back a returning shipowner for our UT design, and to work with a new shipyard building the first UT vessel in Turkey, a country with growing capability in building complex ships."
Patrick Regis, Rolls-Royce, Regional Director – Turkey, added: "Rolls-Royce has developed strong links with the Turkish shipbuilding industry in recent years, in several commercial and naval projects. Our UT design is renowned across the world as the benchmark design, perfect for the demanding tasks of offshore oil and gas operations, and we're delighted to add Turkey to the list of countries that build these sophisticated designs for the future."