Tidewater orders four UT 755CDL PSVsVessel & ROV News // December 9, 2010
Rolls-Royce has won an order to provide the design, propulsion systems and deck machinery for four deep water PSVs. The order from Tidewater is worth over £20 million to Rolls-Royce.
Jeff Platt, Chief Operations Officer of Tidewater said: "We are very pleased to announce the construction of these UT 755CDL-designed vessels as part of our continued effort to provide our customers with the latest technology in offshore marine assets, capable of operating on a worldwide basis."
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 nt Clean Design standards - an industry-specific range of stringent environmental and safety requirements. The vessel design places a premium on crew comfort and minimising noise and vibration.
The vessels will be built at the Drydocks World shipyard in Indonesia, with delivery scheduled for 2012. There are options for a further four vessels of the same type.