10 December 2012
ROLLS-ROYCE SECURES US$15 MILLION CONTRACT TO EQUIP
OFFSHORE SUPPORT VESSELS
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, today announced that it has
secured a comprehensive US$15 million project management and integrated
propulsion and control systems package with Jackson Offshore Operators, for two
highly advanced offshore support vessels.
The two Guido Perla designed GPA 675J PSVs will be built at BAE System's
shipyard in Jacksonville, Florida and will enter into service in 2014. They
will be equipped with an integrated Rolls-Royce propulsion system featuring two
Azipull propulsion thrusters, tunnel thrusters and a Low-Voltage Active Front
End Diesel Electric Power System.
The scope of supply also includes power and propulsion systems integration -
including an advanced Acon automation system, an Icon Dynamic Positioning
(DP-2) system and a fully integrated electrical detailed engineering package -
and "start-to-finish" project management including on-site advisory services,
planning and commissioning.
Said Anders Almestad, Rolls-Royce, President - Offshore: "Working on a project
like this with Jackson Offshore is a real privilege for Rolls-Royce as it
enables us to clearly demonstrate how we are able to deliver value to customers
through early and close engagement when designing and commissioning a highly
complex integrated systems package."
Said Lee Jackson, President and CEO of Jackson Offshore Operators: "We selected
the Rolls-Royce systems package based on several key factors. There are
efficiencies gained during the build process through the use of a single source
supplier of major ship systems; especially one with great experience in complex
ship systems integration. Additionally, the operating profile of the vessels
with a Low-Voltage Active Front End Diesel Electric Power System and Azipull
propulsion thrusters is extremely fuel efficient yielding reduced exhaust
emissions as well as economic benefits to our clients."
Notes to Editors:
1. Rolls-Royce is a world-leading provider of power systems and services for
use on land, at sea and in the air, and has established a strong position in
global markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy.
2. As a result of this strategy, Rolls-Royce has a broad customer base
comprising more than 500 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and
helicopter operators, 160 armed forces, more than 4,000 marine customers,
including 70 navies, and energy customers in more than 80 countries.
3. Annual underlying revenue was £11.3 billion in 2011, of which more than half
came from the provision of services. The firm and announced order book stood at
£60.1 billion at 30 June 2012, providing visibility of future levels of
4. Rolls-Royce employs over 40,000 people in offices, manufacturing and service
facilities in over 50 countries. Over 11,000 of these employees are engineers.
5. In 2011, Rolls-Royce invested £908 million on research and development, two
thirds of which had the objective of further improving the environmental
performance of its products, in particular reducing emissions.
6. Rolls-Royce supports a global network of 28 University Technology Centres,
which connect the company's engineers with the forefront of scientific
7. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and
to further developing employee skills.
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