Swire Pacific Offshore awards Rolls-Royce anchor contract

Power systems provider Rolls-Royce has been awarded a £50m contract by Swire Pacific Offshore to supply advanced anchor handling systems for four offshore vessels, currently under construction in Singapore.

The systems have been developed for the safer handling of large anchors on deck, such as the torpedo anchors used in the deep-water oil and gas fields off the coast of Brazil.

Rolls-Royce will supply a complete deck machinery system to each of the four vessels, which are being built at the ST Marine Singapore shipyard.

At the heart of the system is a low-pressure hydraulic winch for anchor handling and towing, with a pulling capacity of 500 tons.