Rolls-Royce Wins Largest Offshore Vessel Order
Rolls-Royce has won its largest contract for a single offshore vessel, which reportedly will also be the world’s most powerful offshore vessel with a pulling power of more than 350 tonnes. Rolls-Royce will deliver design and equipment systems worth nearly US$37 million, following a contract between Farstad Shipping and Aker Yards to build the Rolls-Royce designed construction vessel. Farstad Shipping also held the previous record for the largest contract, which was for a UT 732 CD Design anchor-handling vessel, which is now under construction at Aker Yards.
The new UT 761CD Design vessel will be built by Aker Yards in Norway and will be delivered at the end of 2008. Rolls-Royce will, in addition to the ship design, supply all the engines, propulsion systems, deck machinery and automation and control systems.
Including the new contract, Rolls-Royce now has contracts for 70 UT-Design offshore vessels. The new vessel is also the 522nd UT-Design, underlining the world-leading position held by Rolls-Royce for offshore service vessels.
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