Rolls-Royce supplies engines to Norwegian ferry operator

Power systems company Rolls-Royce has signed a £20m contract to supply engines and propulsion equipment for four gas-fuelled ferries to be built for the Norwegian operator Torghatten Nord.

The vessels will be the first in the world to feature the Rolls-Royce Hybrid Shaft Generator (HSG), which produces electrical power with reduced fuel consumption and emissions.

They will also include lean-burn Rolls-Royce Bergen gas engines and the company’s integrated propeller and rudder system (Promas), which reduces drag and increases thrust.