Rolls-Royce wins $42m

Rolls-Royce has signed its largest contract with Chinese shipbuilder Sinopacific, to provide steering gear and deck machinery worth $42m.

The contract covers 34,000-118,000dwt bulk carriers and 16,500 cubic metre capacity liquid petroleum gas vessels. The first equipment will be delivered in the first half of 2009.

‘This order takes us to a record in China this year, with contracts for more than 700 ship sets of steering gear and to 300 ship sets of deck machinery,’ said Bjorn Johnsen, Rolls-Royce Vice President Sales and Marketing (Greater China) – Marine. ‘The Chinese market is now the biggest global market for Rolls-Royce for commercial merchant ships.’

‘This extensive contract is a result of Sinopacific’s wish to work with fewer and stronger companies able to offer quick and reliable service. Rolls-Royce is a world leader in design, development, supply and service,’ added John Jin, Sinopacific Director and Vice-President.