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March 4, 2015

Rolls-Royce to deliver propulsion equipment for Edison Chouest Offshore’s AHTS

Rolls-Royce has received a £20m contract from Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) to deliver ship equipment for an anchor-handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel.

By Samseer M

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Rolls-Royce has received a £20m contract from Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) to deliver ship equipment for an anchor-handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel.

The scope of Rolls-Royce’s contract includes Azimuth main propulsion, propulsion control systems, anchor winches and an anchor-handling crane.

The contract also includes the option to deliver equipment for a second, similar ship.

Rolls-Royce commercial marine president said John Knudsen said: "We are proud that Edison Chouest Offshore once again prefers our technology and equipment for a vessel designed and built for demanding operations in the Arctic region."

Designed by ECO’s North American Shipbuilding, the new vessel will be constructed to Polar Class 3 to operate in Arctic waters with temperature as low as -40°C.

"Edison Chouest Offshore once again prefers our technology and equipment for…demanding operations in the Arctic region."

Rolls-Royce’s thrusters and deck machinery will be designed for operating in adverse conditions in polar areas, the company stated.

This AHTS will be constructed at ECO’s yard LaShip in Houma, Louisiana, and delivery is expected by the end of 2016.

Meanwhile, Edison Chouest Offshore has selected Caterpillar Marine to provide Cat Tier 4 Final C280-16 generator sets for two new vessels.

The new vessels are currently being constructed at Edison Chouest’s La Ship shipyard in Houma, Louisiana.

In December 2014, Rolls-Royce signed a £54m contract with Norwegian shipbuilder Kleven to supply an extensive package of advanced deck machinery for six, new AHTS vessels being built for Maersk Supply Service.


Image: Rolls-Royce’s thrusters and deck machinery will be developed for Arctic conditions. Photo: courtesy of Rolls-Royce plc.

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