Rolls-Royce secures order for anchor-handling vessels

Rolls-Royce has secured a £50m order to design and equip two advanced offshore anchor-handling vessels for Norwegian ship owner Farstad Shipping.

The UT 731 CD vessels are designed and equipped to handle anchors for oil rigs, tow rigs to location and also serve as supply vessels. They can operate in extreme climatic conditions and ultra-deep waters, undertaking precise rig manoeuvring operations in water up to 3,000m deep.

Each vessel will feature a fully integrated equipment system from Rolls-Royce, including deck machinery and vessel-control systems. They will also include diesel-electric hybrid propulsion systems.