Rolls-Royce has announced that it has received orders worth more than £60m from different international customers for its offshore ship designs and equipment, at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas, US.
The contracts include five Rolls-Royce UT design vessels and propulsion equipment packages for research and seismic survey vessels.
Rolls-Royce Offshore president John Knudsen said: “We are delighted to be able to announce a range of contracts with our offshore customers, demonstrating not only the continuing popularity of our own UT vessel design, now in its 40th year, but also our ability to work closely with other designers in providing sophisticated systems ideally suited to their own designs.”
Of the five Rolls-Royce UT design vessels, two UT717 CDX platform supply vessels (PSV) will be delivered to Norwegian customer Island Offshore and two larger UT755 PSVs for Aberdeen-based Fletcher Shipping.
The remaining Rolls-Royce UT782 WP design for a large anchor-handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel will be supplied to ship-owner Secunda Canada.
The orders for two UT717 CDX and two larger UT755 PSVs amounts to £14m and £11.5m respectively, whereas the fifth Rolls-Royce UT782 WP design vessel is worth £16m.
Additional orders of about £19m were received from China Oilfield Services (COSL) for the installation of a range of Rolls-Royce propulsion equipment on two deepsea research vessels (ST 259) and one seismic vessel (ST318), designed by Norwegian company Skipsteknisk.
The propulsion equipment will include engines, main azimuth thrusters, retractable thrusters, tunnel thrusters, rudders, steering gear and remote control systems. The COSL’s vessels will be built at the CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipyard in China.