Rolls-Royce continues offshore order successNews // June 20, 2003
Thirteen of the company's world-leading UT-Design offshore service vessels will be built in Brazil, Singapore and Norway.
As well as designing the ships, Rolls-Royce will provide a variety of equipment including engines, winches, propulsion systems, rudders and steering gear, cargo bulk handling systems and automation and monitoring systems.
The current orderbook, for the delivery of designs and equipment for 45 offshore vessels later this year and through 2004, is worth more than £200 million.
Saul Lanyado, Rolls-Royce President - Marine, said: "We are continuing to win orders in the offshore sector for our highly-successful UT-Design ships. More than 430 have been delivered or are on order to customers worldwide.
"Our range of services is also continuing to expand. Dynamic positioning systems are now in development and, together with our partner Furuno, we will be offering integrated bridge systems based on this new product."
The customers for the 13 vessels are based in Brazil, Singapore, France and Denmark.
The largest individual contracts cover design and equipment packages for two type UT722L anchor handling vessels for two Brazilian shipowners; Astromaritima and Companhia Brasileira de Offshore (CBO). CBO has also ordered a supply vessel of type UT715L to be built at the Ebin shipyard in Brazil.
Maersk in Denmark has ordered two UT745L supply vessels, both of which will be built by Fels Setal in Brazil. These contracts bring to 22 the number of vessels of UT-Design that have been built in Brazil or are currently on order at Brazilian shipyards.
Singapore-based Swire Pacific Offshore has 24 vessels of UT-Design in its fleet, and is now to have four type UT780 anchor handlers constructed in Singapore.
Four supply vessels of types UT755 and UT755L are to be built for the French Groupe Bourbon Offshore Division, two at the Aker Brattvaag yard in Norway, one at Aker Aukra in Norway and one at the Promar shipyard in Brazil.