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    Rolls-Royce wins contract for OSRVs for Navegação São Miguel Ltda

    Vessel & ROV News // January 19, 2012

    Rolls-Royce's order is to design and equip these UT 535 E OSRVs.

    Rolls-Royce has received an order from Navegação São Miguel Ltda in Brazil to design and equip four UT 535 E oil spill response vessels. The vessels are similar to the two Rolls-Royce vessels already under construction at Navegação São Miguel Ltda’s ship yard in Niteroi, Brazil, and the contract is worth £17.3 million to Rolls-Royce.

    Atle Gaasø, Rolls-Royce, General Manager Sales – Offshore service vessels, said: “We are pleased to announce that Rolls-Royce is continuing to win contracts in the tough Brazilian market despite increased exposure to competition.

    "This order marks the continuation of a good relationship with Navegação São Miguel Ltda and we are delighted that they once again chose Rolls-Royce design. This contract proves that our safety-critical technology is trusted to deliver when it matters, ensuring that offshore companies can fulfil their demanding responsibility.”

    The vessels are designed with systems which will prevent damage from oil spills, has the capacity to transfer recovered oil and meets the national Brazilian oil company Petrobras’ specification “PSV-OSRV 750-10”. The vessels will go on long term contracts for Petrobras after completion. Planned delivery of the vessels is in 2013 an 2014.

    The UT535 E is a 61.7m long vessel with diesel-electric propulsion and deadweight of 1,400 tonnes. In its platform supply role it can carry deck cargo, and liquid cargo in tanks.

    The oil recovery equipment meets Petrobras requirements, with a tank capacity for recovered oil of 770 cubic metres. Fire fighting capability to FiFi 1 standard has been specified, together with DP1 dynamic positioning and Clean class. The Navegação São Miguel Ltda vessels will have accommodation for a total of 21 people.

    In addition to the design, Rolls-Royce will supply major equipment and systems, including the two 1,470kW main azimuth propulsion thrusters fitted with nozzles, two 590kW bow thrusters, deck machinery and electrical systems. The Navegação São Miguel Ltda vessels will be built to DNV class and fly the Brazilian flag.

    Navegação São Miguel Ltda has also signed a contract with Rolls-Royce on building three bunker tankers to go on chart for Petrobras. The bunker tankers on order are of the new Rolls-Royce design NVC 604 BT and will supply fuel to ships offshore. The 90 meters long vessels are designed and equipped to meet very specific requirements with focus on large cargo tank volume, high deadweight and good course keeping on shallow draught.

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