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Supply Vessel Order For Rolls-Royce

Posted on December 8, 2010

Rolls-Royce has received an order from Tidewater worth more than US$31.5 million (£20 million) to provide the design, propulsion systems and deck machinery for four deep water platform supply vessels.

Tidewater is a provider of ships serving the global offshore oil and gas industry and has a fleet of around 400 vessels. The propulsion system used on the Rolls-Royce designed UT 755 CDL will include Rolls-Royce Azipull azimuth thrusters with pulling propellers, marking the first time these propulsors have been selected for this particular vessel type, according to the company. Rolls-Royce will also supply the power electric system, the deck machinery and the high-speed diesel generator sets.

The vessels will be built at the Drydocks World shipyard in Indonesia, with delivery scheduled for 2012. There are options for four additional vessels of the same type.

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