Rolls-Royce to supply power systems to Island Offshore

Power systems provider Rolls-Royce has won a £20m order to design and supply power and propulsion systems for two UT 776 CD supply vessels for Island Offshore.

In addition to the ship design, the order includes a fully integrated and diesel-electric power and propulsion system featuring four Rolls-Royce Bergen engines to power two Azipull thrusters.

The ships will also feature a dynamic positioning system, which uses satellite technology to maintain the ship’s position, a comprehensive range of deck machinery and a bulk handling system for the safe loading of cargo.

The two UT 776 CD vessels will be built by STX OSV at its Brevik shipyard in Norway, with delivery scheduled for 2013.