Rolls-Royce, says it has won an order from Tidewater worth UKP 20 million (about $12.6 million) for the design, propulsion systems and deck machinery of the four UT 755CDL deep water platform supply vessels that Tidewater is building at the Nanindah, Indonesia, shipyard of Drydocks World Southeast Asia (see earlier report).
The propulsion system used on the Rolls-Royce designed UT 755 CDL will include Rolls-Royce Azipull azimuth thrusters with pulling propellers for increased efficiency. This marks the first time these propulsors have been selected for this particular vessel type. Rolls-Royce will also supply the power electric system, the deck machinery and the high speed diesel generator sets.
The vessels will feature a diesel-electric propulsion system that meets current Clean Design standards.
December 7, 2010