Rolls-Royce to design offshore vessels for Brasil Supply

Rolls-Royce has won a £15m order to design and equip two offshore service vessels for ship owner Brasil Supply.

The vessels, of the Rolls-Royce UT775 E design, will be chartered by Brazil’s state oil company Petrobras and are designed specifically for carrying fluids and solid cargo to and from offshore oil and gas platforms.

They will be built by Estaleiro Ilha in Brazil, for delivery in 2013, and feature a fully integrated equipment system from Rolls-Royce, including ship propulsion, deck machinery and vessel-control systems.

In total, more than 650 Rolls-Royce-designed UT vessels are in service around the world.