Rolls-Royce set to equip offshore support vessels

Global power systems company Rolls-Royce has secured a £15m (£9.3m) project management and integrated propulsion and control systems package with Jackson Offshore Operators for two advanced offshore support vessels.

The two Guido Perla-designed GPA 675J vessels will be built at BAE Systems’ shipyard in Jacksonville, Florida, and will enter into service in 2014.

They will each be equipped with an integrated Rolls-Royce propulsion system, featuring two Azipull propulsion thrusters, tunnel thrusters and a low-voltage active-front-end diesel-electric power system.

The scope of supply also includes power and propulsion systems integration — including an advanced Acon automation system, an Icon Dynamic Positioning (DP-2) system and a fully integrated electrical detailed engineering package — and ‘start-to-finish’ project management comprising on-site advisory services, planning and commissioning.