Rolls-Royce wins offshore supply vessels contract

Power systems company Rolls-Royce has won an order worth £15m to design and equip two UT 735 SE offshore supply vessels for Brasil Supply.

The contract includes vessel design and an integrated Rolls-Royce equipment system, including propulsion, deck machinery, bulk handling and vessel control systems.

The vessels, which will be ready for delivery in 2013, will be chartered by Brazil’s state oil company Petrobras and are designed specifically for carrying fluids and solid cargo to and from offshore oil and gas platforms.

This is the second order from Brasil Supply this summer and the company now has four Rolls-Royce-designed offshore vessels on order, all of which will be built at Estaleiro Ilha in Brazil.