Rolls-Royce to design and equip Ostensjo wind farm vessel

MAY 26, 2016 — Rolls-Royce has signed a contract with Spanish shipyard Astilleros Gondan to supply the design and equipment for the second UT 540 WP design Service Operation Vessel (SOV) that Østensjø Rederi recently ordered to support offshore wind farm operations for DONG Energy (see earlier story).

As well as designing the vessel, Rolls-Royce will supply the diesel electric main machinery, consisting of frequency controlled electric driven azimuth thrusters, super silent mounted transverse thrusters, DP2 dynamic positioning system, power electrical system, deck machinery, and the latest generation Acon automation and control system.

Helge Gjerde, Rolls-Royce, Director Offshore & Merchant Solutions, said: "We are delighted that Østensjø Rederi and DONG Energy have chosen to exercise an option with Astilleros Gondan for a second vessel of our new concept. Developing advanced vessels for the renewable energy sector is a perfect way to make use of our vast offshore experience and diversify our marine business."

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