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Brazilian Offshore Operator Expands its Fleet of Rolls-Royce Vessels

Posted on May 11, 2009

Companhia Brasileira de Offshore (CBO) has purchased two additional Rolls-Royce offshore vessel design and equipment systems in a USD$19.6 million order. This latest contract, for two UT 715L ships, follows a series of similar orders from CBO, including two vessels already in service, three that are to be delivered this year and a further three for delivery in 2010.

“This order marks the continuation of a long cooperation between our two companies and a further expansion of CBO’s fleet of Rolls-Royce UT Design offshore vessels,” said Jørn Heltne, Senior Vice President, Rolls-Royce Ship Technology - Offshore. “We are very pleased that CBO has again chosen Rolls-Royce. This is a reflection of our ability to supply our customers with fully integrated power, propulsion and motion control systems.”

Rolls-Royce is supplying the main engines and propulsion system as well as the automation and control systems. The two vessels will also be equipped with Rolls-Royce thrusters, steering gear and rudders, and will feature bulk handling system and deck machinery.

CBO first ordered Rolls-Royce-designed offshore vessels in the 1990s during the renaissance in the Brazilian shipbuilding industry. The two new UT 715L vessels will be delivered in 2011. Over 650 Rolls-Royce designed UT vessels are either in service or under construction around the world.

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