Turkey awards ship propulsion contract to Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce has won an order to supply propulsion equipment for three new ships commissioned by the Turkish Navy.

Istanbul Shipyard will design and build one Submarine Rescue Mother Ship (MOSHIP) and two Rescue and Towing Ships at its yard in Tuzla. Rolls-Royce will supply tunnel thrusters and retractable thrusters for all three vessels. In addition, Rolls-Royce Azipull main propulsion thrusters will be supplied for the MOSHIP.

This is the first order for thrusters that Rolls-Royce has received from the Turkish Navy, which is planning a significant shipbuilding programme in the coming years.