Propulsion orders for Rolls-Royce

Color Line, Viking Line and Tallink have ordered Rolls-Royce CP propeller systems and tunnel thrusters for new vessels on order. The value of the contract to Rolls-Royce is about €12 million.



Color Line (SuperSpeed) has ordered two 1900 passenger ropax vessels capable of almost 30 knots for its services linking Kristiansand and Larvik in Norway with Hirtshals in Denmark.



Each vessel will have two 5.25m diametre Kamewa Ulstein ice class 1B controllable pitch propellers with 19.2MW per shaft line. Three tunnel thrusters per ship have also been specified; two rated at 2,400kW each at the bow and a single 1,200kW unit at the stern.



Both these 211m long vessels will be built at Aker Yards in Rauma and are scheduled for delivery in February and May 2008.



Viking Line has ordered a roro passenger ferry for the route between Helsinki and Tallinn. It will be 185m long, able to carry 2,500 passengers and will be built at Aker Yards in Helsinki for delivery in February 2008. The vessel will have two 5,3m diameter four-bladed CP propellers made of stainless steel and designed to ice class 1ASuper. Four engines (20 MW per shaft line) will give a maximum speed of 26.8 knots.



Three tunnel thrusters will be installed in each vessel. Two 1,500kW thrusters will be located at the bow and one unit of the same power at the stern.



A 212m long passenger cruise ferry for the Baltic Sea, capable of carrying 2,800 passengers, is to be built in Helsinki for Tallink. The vessel will have two 5.0m diameter four-bladed CP propellers made of stainless steel and designed to ice class 1ASuper. The four engines (16 MW per shaft line) give a maximum speed of 24.8 knots. Two 1,800kW bow tunnel thrusters will also be installed.



In each case the scope of supply includes shaft lines, shaft line bearings, tail shaft seals, shaft line calculations, bulkhead seals, hydraulics, CanMan control system and extensive performance guarantees.