Myklebusthaug newbuild is first UT vessel to be built in TurkeyVessel & ROV News // November 28, 2014
Rolls-Royce has won a £12 million order to provide design, integrated power and propulsion systems and equipment for a multipurpose service vessel for Norwegian shipowner Myklebusthaug Management. The vessel is to be built at the Bežiktaž Shipyard in Turkey.
This latest contract will see the first UT design vessel to be built by a Turkish shipyard. Around 800 Rolls-Royce UT vessels have been built or are under construction since the first one entered service 40 years ago.
The vessel is a brand new design type from Rolls-Royce. The UT 7521 WP will be prepared for a range of offshore duties. The overall length of the vessel will be 98.9m with a beam of 21m and deadweight of approximately 6,000 tonnes.
The vessel will have a Rolls-Royce Unified Bridge and an integrated power and propulsion system incorporating main engines, azipull propellers, bow and stern thrusters, deck machinery, dry bulk system, DP2 dynamic positioning, and the latest generation of automation and control system.
The UT 7521 WP will be the first to install the newly developed SAVe CUBE electric propulsion system, operating main engines at the most efficient fuel and environmental speed/power ratio. The system helps provide increased efficiency, reduced emissions and lower fuel consumption.
Myklebusthaug Managements new vessel is due for delivery in the second half of 2016.