The Rolls-Royce Design Solution

Rolls-Royce has won contracts worth $76 million to supply design and equipment packages for nine offshore service vessels, which will be built in four different shipyards for owners in Brazil.

France, Norway and the U.S.

The ship designs and packages of Rolls-Royce equipment will be supplied in 2002 and 2003, and the shipyards, located in Brazil, Denmark and Norway are scheduled to deliver the vessels in 2003 and 2004.

Five of the latest orders are for the popular UT 755 supply vessel. The Aker Promar yard in Brazil will build two; one for Edison Chouest Offshore and one for Tidewater, while Orskov Christensen's Staalskibsvaerft in Denmark will construct a UT755L for the French company, SURF. This Danish yard has also won a contract to build a UT722-T offshore-going tug for Unie Redding-en Sleepdienst in Belgium.

The 20.000 hp Rolls-Royce design vessel has a design bollard pull of about 210 tons and will be the most powerful vessel the yard has built to date. Delivery is scheduled for January 2003.

Three examples of the UT722 design are also on order at Fels-Setal in Brazil for Delba Maritima S.A., which is a company jointly owned by Bourbon Maritime in France and Commercial Perfuradora Delba Daiana Ltda in Brazil. Two of these vessels will be 248 ft. (75.6 m) type UT722 and the third, a UT722L measuring 6.5 ft. (2 m) longer.

All will have complete Rolls-Royce integrated ship system packages, including design, main engines, propellers, rudders, transverse thrusters, retractable azimuth thrusters and main winches.

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