British power systems manufacturer Rolls-Royce has received a £12m order from China-based Jiangsu Eastern Heavy Industries (JEHI) to design and power two platform supply vessels (PSVs).
The vessels will be built at JEHI’s shipyard in China and are scheduled to be delivered to an unnamed ship owner in 2014.
The Rolls-Royce-designed UT 755 LN PSVs are designed for transportation of solid and liquid cargo to and from offshore oil and gas platforms.
The PSVs will be equipped with a range of onboard equipment, comprising main engines, propulsion system, thrusters, automation and control systems, deck machinery, bulk handling systems, rudders, steering gears and shaft generators.
The company said the new UT 755 models will feature efficient hull designs, diesel electric propulsion technology and design solutions that minimise environmental impact and improve the comfort and safety of the crew.
Rolls-Royce said about 180 similar UT 755 design vessels are in service or on order since the design was introduced in 1996.
In August 2012, the company secured a $12.6m contract from the Indian Directorate General of Lighthouses & Lightships (DGLL) to design and power its specialised buoy tender vessel.
The vessel will be built to the Rolls-Royce UT 755 S design, which is a development of the UT 755 series, designed to operate safely in critical weather conditions.
Image: Upon delivery in 2014, JEHI’s Rolls-Royce designed UT 755 LN PSVs will support offshore oil and gas platforms. Credit: Rolls-Royce.