Rolls-Royce to deliver propulsion package for New Orient Marine’s ice-class vessel

26 April 2015 (Last Updated April 26th, 2015 18:30)

Rolls-Royce has been contracted to deliver a power and propulsion package for an ice-class, multi-purpose vessel being constructed for Singaporean ship owner New Orient Marine.

Rolls-Royce has been contracted to deliver a power and propulsion package for an ice-class, multi-purpose vessel being constructed for Singaporean ship owner New Orient Marine.

Designed by Keppel Offshore & Marine’s ship design subsidiary, Marine Technology Development, the new vessel is under construction at Keppel Singmarine.

Under this new order, Rolls-Royce will supply a propulsion package that includes a 1,650kW and two 3,000kW tunnel thrusters, two US ARC 0.8 main azimuth thrusters and a single 3,000kW retractable thruster.

"We have the propulsion solution for technology-intensive operations in the harshest, most ecologically sensitive environments."

In addition, it will comprise four Bergen B32:40V12ACD and two Bergen C25:33L6ACD generating sets, which are intended to deliver the requisite power to the £132m offshore vessel.

Rolls-Royce commercial marine president John Knudsen said: "Ship operations in Arctic waters require reliable systems capable of operating cleanly and efficiently.

"As a pioneer in powering ice-class vessels, we have the propulsion solution for technology-intensive operations in the harshest, most ecologically sensitive environments."

The delivery of Rolls-Royce equipment to the Keppel Singmarine is expected to begin in January 2016.

The new vessel will be built to Ice-class Arc 5 notation for operation in temperatures up to -30°C. New Orient Marine is due to take delivery of its first ice-class vessel in July 2017.

In January, Keppel Singmarine secured a contract from Maritime Construction Services’ subsidiary New Orient Marine for the construction of this vessel.