Rolls-Royce designs powerplant for anchor handler at Italian yard

Vessel & ROV News - June 21, 2012

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Rolls-Royce has signed an £18 million contract with Italian shipyard Rosetti Marino for design and delivery of an integrated power and propulsion and equipment system for an anchor handling vessel.

The vessel will be built for Augusta Offshore and is a repeat order of a Rolls-Royce UT 712 CD due to be delivered in June from the same yard.

Due for delivery in mid-2014, the vessel is specially designed and equipped for handling anchors and mooring lines in water up to 2,000m deep.

The vessel is also equipped to undertake oil recovery, ROV/DP operation, firefighting, standby and rescue duties. Accommodation facilities are arranged for 28 persons.

Rolls-Royce will also supply the main engines, propulsion systems and gear, tunnel thrusters, rudders, deck machinery, electrical systems as well as automation and control systems.

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