Rolls-Royce will supply power package for UT offshore vessels

Rolls-Royce has won an order worth £26m to provide an integrated design, power and propulsion equipment package for four Rolls-Royce UT 771 CDL offshore supply vessels to be built at COSCO (Zhoushan) Shipyard in China for a Hong Kong owner.

In addition to ship design, Rolls-Royce will deliver an extensive integrated systems package including: a propulsion system; a power electrical system; a bulk handling system; deck machinery; an automation and control system; and a dynamic positioning system that uses satellite technology to automatically maintain the vessels’ position without anchoring.

The contract, which marks the first time Rolls-Royce has incorporated high-speed MTU-engines as part of an integrated power and propulsion package within the UT vessel series, includes options for four additional vessels.