Rolls-Royce Bags Multiple Offshore Ship Design and Equipment Orders

Rolls-Royce has announced orders from a variety of international customers for its offshore ship designs and equipment worth more than £60m.

Credit: Rolls-Royce

The contracts, which include five Rolls-Royce UT Design vessels and propulsion equipment packages for research and seismic survey vessels, were announced at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas, one of the world’s leading industry events.

In what is the 40th anniversary of the industry leading UT Design, the five ships ordered this week are two UT717 CDX platform supply vessels (PSV) for Norwegian customer Island Offshore and two larger UT755 PSVs for Aberdeen based Fletcher Shipping. These contracts a worth £14m and £11.5m to Rolls-Royce respectively. The fifth Rolls-Royce vessel is a UT782 WP – an advanced design for a large anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel for ship owner Secunda Canada LP in a contract worth £16m. This is the first order for a wave piercing design in the Americas, and the vessel’s hull has been optimised for the demanding scope and harsh North Atlantic conditions.

A range of Rolls-Royce propulsion equipment will also feature on three vessels for China Oilfield Services Ltd. (COSL), worth £19m. Two deep sea research vessels (ST 259) and one seismic vessel (ST318) will feature Rolls-Royce engines, thrusters and control systems. The vessels have been designed by Norwegian company Skipsteknisk and will be built at the CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipyard in China.

John Knudsen, Rolls-Royce President Offshore, said: “We are delighted to be able to announce a range of contracts with our Offshore customers, demonstrating not only the continuing popularity of our own UT vessel design, now in its 40th year, but also our ability to work closely with other designers in providing sophisticated systems ideally suited to their own designs.”

Press Release, May 09, 2014; Image: Rolls-Royce

Share this article

Follow Subsea World News

Events>

<< May 2018 >>
MTWTFSS
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 1 2 3

ICOE – International Conference on Ocean Energy 2018

The International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) is a global marine energy event focused on the industrial development of ocean energy…

read more >

Deep Sea Mining Summit 2018

The Deep Sea Mining Summit 2018 will bring together a large array of solution providers…

read more >

25th Anniversary International Caspian Oil & Gas Conference

In 2018, the largest oil and gas event in the Caspian Region – the Caspian Oil & Gas Exhibition and Conference Incorporating Refining…

read more >

OFFSHORE WIND – SUBSEA CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

This event is organsied in collaboration with Norwegian Energy Partners, Norwegian Offshore Wind Cluster and Sparebanken Vest…

read more >