Rolls-Royce has won an £18m contract from Italian shipyard Rosetti Marino to design and supply an integrated power, propulsion and equipment system for an anchor handling vessel (AHTS).
The vessel will be built to Rolls-Royce UT 712 CD design for Augusta Offshore and is scheduled to be delivered in mid-2014.
It is designed for anchor handling and mooring lines at a water depth of 2000m and is equipped to undertake oil recovery, ROV/DP operation, fire fighting, standby and rescue duties.
In addition, the company will also supply the main engines, propulsion systems and gear, tunnel thrusters, rudders, deck machinery, electrical systems, as well as automation and control systems.
Separately, the company has delivered 13 large azimuth thrusters under the £18m contract to the world’s largest construction vessel, which will enable the vessel to rotate 360 degrees as well as propel and position it.
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) is building the vessel for Swiss ship owner and operator Allseas group, and it will have a length of 382m and width of 117m.
Named Pieter Schelte, the vessel is scheduled to enter into service in 2014 and will carry out installation and decommissioning of oil and gas platforms and pipeline installation projects.
The vessel is based on a new design concept with a displacement at full load of nearly 900,000t.
The Pieter Schelte will also be able to lift a load of 48,000t and has the pipelay tension capacity of 2,000t, which is double the capacity of the world’s current largest pipelay vessel, Allseas’ Solitaire.