Rolls-Royce has signed a contract with Huangpu Wenchong Shipyard in China for a package of ship equipment for a new 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 Pte. Ltd.
According to Rolls-Royce, Jumeirah Offshore’s new DSV will be equipped with the latest control system for dynamic positioning (DP3) as well as four of the latest medium-speed Bergen B33:45 generating sets. The delivery also includes main propulsion, tunnel thrusters and remote controls.
Rolls-Royce says that this is its first contract for DP3 for a vessel built in China.
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 Jumeria Offshore as a new customer and we are looking forward to working with them on such an exciting and advanced ship project.”
Describing the Bergen B33:45 engine, Rolls-Royce says: “This engine offers a 20 per cent increase in power per cylinder compared to existing engines in the Bergen range. The engines are very economical and comply with IMO Tier II and III rules. The Bergen B33:45 is designed to run for 25,000 hours between major maintenance when operating at average loads.”
The vessel is a new DP III design, designated ST-246 DSV, has an overall length of 124m and will be fitted with a 24 men SAT dive system, and a 250t subsea crane.