Rolls-Royce has signed a contract with Huangpu Wenchong Shipyard in China for a package of ship equipment for a new 124 meter long Dive Support Vessel (DSV).
The vessel will be designed by Skipsteknisk in Norway, and is to be delivered in 2017 to its owner, Singapore based Jumeirah Offshore. The DP3 vessel will be equipped with four of the latest Bergen B33:45 generating sets. The total delivery also includes main propulsion, tunnel thrusters and remote controls.
Helge Gjerde, Rolls-Royce, President Commercial – Marine, said: “We are delighted to win this contract in the current difficult market. We are also pleased to welcome Jumeriah Offshore as a new customer and we are looking forward to working with them on such an exciting and advanced ship project.”
The vessel’s main engines will be the latest medium-speed Bergen B33:45 from Rolls-Royce launched last year. According to the company, this engine offers a 20 per cent increase in power per cylinder compared to existing engines in the Bergen range. The Bergen B33:45 is designed to run for 25,000 hours between major maintenance when operating at average loads.
The vessel will also be fitted with the Rolls-Royce Icon DP3 (Dynamic Positioning System), this is the first Rolls-Royce contract for DP3 for a vessel built in China.