Rolls-Royce to Supply Fuel-Efficient Systems for New Generation of Vessels
Rolls-Royce has won an order to supply fuel-efficient maneuverability systems for four new cement carrying vessels. The vessels, due for delivery in 2011 and 2012, are the latest generation of this type of ship.
The four 16,800 dwt vessels will be operated by the Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Group (KGJS). The order includes the Promas integrated propeller and rudder system, steering gear, tunnel thrusters and deck machinery. The system also includes switchboards, automation systems and an integrated bridge. The Promas can increase propulsive efficiency by 4 to 6% with improved maneuverability at high and low speeds.
KGJS states that they were looking for a solution to reduce fuel consumption and were keen to try new technology. The fact that Rolls-Royce has the overall responsibility for design, manufacturing and commissioning of a large marine equipment system was a clear benefit.
The vessels are being built at the Vinashin Group’s Ben Kien shipyard in Hai Phong, Vietnam.
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