Rolls-Royce waterjets for windfarm support vessels

Equipment & Technology - May 24, 2012

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‪Rolls-Royce has secured a contract to supply water jets for four new wind farm support vessels to be built by South Boats for offshore company MPI.

‪The 19m long catamarans will be used to transfer people and cargo to the growing number of offshore wind farms around the coast of Europe. ‪South Boats, located in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, is the market leader in the design and build of this new type of vessel.

‪‪The South Catamaran 19m GL WFSV vessels will each be fitted with a pair of Rolls-Royce FF600 water jets. South Boats have Rolls-Royce water jets on order to power a total of 12 vessels.

MPI, which will operate these latest boats, also operate three large wind turbine installation ships, which feature a range of Rolls-Royce equipment including azimuth thrusters, diesel engines and winches.

 

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