Rolls-Royce to design, power and equip Atlantic Offshore newbuild at Simek

Written by Nick Blenkey

UT755LMAY 20, 2012—Rolls-Royce has secured a £6 million contract to provide an integrated design, power & propulsion and equipment systems package for a 76.6 m offshore supply vessel (OSV) to be built at Norwegian shipyard Simek AS for shipowner Atlantic Offshore AS.

The vessel is a Rolls-Royce UT 755 LC design and will be supplied by Rolls-Royce with Bergen C25:33L8P main engines, propulsion system, steering gear, rudder, deck machinery, bulk handling equipment as well as control and automation systems.

Magne Hjelle, Rolls-Royce, Sales Manager said: “We are delighted to sign yet another contract with Simek AS. This underscores our position as the market leader in high specification offshore vessels, and showcases our world-class capability to deliver fully integrated ship design, power & propulsion and equipment packages.”

The vessel will undertake transport, supply and service duties between onshore supply bases and offshore drilling sites. The deck area is arranged for transporting pipes and containers while tanks below deck are used to transport fluids including water, oil, mud and brine. The vessel will have accommodation for a crew of thirty people.

Due to its reduced fuel consumption, low noise and vibration level and good supply capacity, the UT 755 design has become the world’s most popular offshore supply and service vessel, with over 180 delivered or on order. This order is the 24th Rolls-Royce designed vessel to be built at Simek AS. The vessel is expected to be delivered in summer 2013.

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