Rolls-Royce to design and equip Brazilian PSVs

24 October 2012 (Last Updated October 24th, 2012 18:30)

Rolls-Royce has received a £24m order from Brazilian ship-owner Bravante Group, formerly Navegação São Miguel, to design and equip four platform supply vessels (PSVs).

Bravante PSVs

Rolls-Royce has received a £24m order from Brazilian ship-owner Bravante Group, formerly Navegação São Miguel, to design and equip four platform supply vessels (PSVs).

The Rolls-Royce-designed UT 775 SE PSVs will be used to transport deck cargo, pipes and diesel oil to and from offshore oil and gas platforms.

The vessels will be built at Bravante’s shipyard in Niteroi, Brazil, and will be chartered to Brazilian oil and gas firm Petrobras.

Rolls-Royce president of Offshore Anders Almestad said: "Our bespoke integrated power and propulsion systems are optimised for each individual ship’s intended operational environment."

The PSVs will be equipped with a range of onboard equipment, including Azipull and bow thrusters, deck machinery, a bulk handling system, Active Front End (AFE) frequency converters, automation and control systems and a dynamic positioning system.

In January 2012, Rolls-Royce won two contracts worth £23m from Bravante to design and equip seven new vessels.

The contract comprised four Rolls-Royce-designed UT 535 E oil spill recovery vessels (OSRV) and three new NVC 604 BT design bunker tankers.

The OSRVs will be equipped to prevent environmental damage from oil spills and will have the capacity to transfer recovered oil for proper onshore disposal, while the bunker tankers will supply fuel to ships offshore.

The vessels will be built to DNV class and are scheduled to be delivered before the end of 2014, after which they will be chartered to Petrobras.

Bravante is currently building eight Rolls-Royce vessels at its São Miguel shipyard and delivered a Rolls-Royce-designed Mar Limpo II on schedule to Petrobras in August 2012.


Image: The UT 775 SE PSVs will be used to carry equipment to and from offshore oil and gas platforms. Photo: Rolls-Royce.