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Rolls-Royce wins new offshore orders worth £80 million


Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has won orders to design and equip five offshore and special purpose vessels plus options worth in total around £80 million in the last few weeks.

Rolls-Royce has signed a contract with Italian shipyard, Rosetti Marino Spa, for delivery of an integrated Rolls-Royce equipment system, including propulsion systems, rudders, deck machinery, thrusters, automation and control systems for a UT 712 CD anchor handling tug. The vessel will be built for Augusta Offshore Spa in Naples, Italy and is due for delivery in Q3 2012. This contract also includes an option for an additional vessel.

Jørn Heltne, Rolls-Royce, Senior Vice President Ship Technology - Offshore, said: “This order marks the continuation of a long standing relationship between our two companies and we are very pleased that Augusta Offshore again has chosen Rolls-Royce technology for their new investments.”

In addition to this contract, three UT 515 CD design have been ordered by a new customer for delivery starting late in 2011. These vessels are ocean going tugs to undertake salvage, rescue and towing operations, including fire fighting and pollution prevention.

Each vessel will measure 86 metres in length with a beam of 17.5 metres and will be delivered with a fully-integrated Rolls-Royce equipment system, including engines, propulsion systems, rudders, deck machinery, thrusters, automation and control systems and Dynamic Positioning equipment. Included in the contract is an extensive customer training programme to be delivered at the new Rolls-Royce training centre in Aalesund, Norway.

Another recent order is for design and delivery of an integrated Rolls-Royce equipment system for a UT 755 L3X to be built at Caspian Energy Projects LLC shipyard in Russia. This contract includes an option for an additional vessel.

The UT 755 series from Rolls-Royce is the world’s most popular platform supply vessel, with more than 160 on order or in service since the first went to sea in 1996.

1. Rolls-Royce, a world leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, has established a strong position in global markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy.
2. Rolls-Royce employs over 39,000 skilled people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in 50 countries. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment, and to further developing employee skills.
3. In 2009, Rolls-Royce invested £864m on research and development, two thirds of which had the objective of further improving the environmental aspects of its products, in particular the reduction of emissions.
4. Annual underlying revenues were £10.1bn in 2009, of which about half came from services revenues. The firm and announced order book stood at £58.3bn at 31 December 2009, providing visibility of future levels of activity.
5. The Marine business of Rolls-Royce employs 8,000 people in 34 countries with the main manufacturing centres being in the UK, the Nordic countries, the United States and increasingly Asia.
6. Rolls-Royce is a world leader in marine solutions, providing products, service and expertise to more than 30,000 vessels in the offshore, merchant, naval surface and submarine markets. It designs ships and its product range includes propulsion systems featuring diesel engines and gas turbines, propellers, thrusters and water jets. Rolls-Royce also provides manoeuvring and stabilising systems and deck machinery.


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