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Automation and control systems
Azimuth thrusters issue
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Bulk handling
Deck machinery
Design and integrated systems
Diesel and gas engines
Dynamic positioning systems
Energy storage
Gas turbines
Power electrics
Propulsion systems WORLD’S FIRST
Reduction gears
Rudders Gas propulsion for maximum efficiency with
Seismic and subsea systems lowest emissions
Shiplift systems
Steering gear Service centres expand to serve this hub of
Tunnel thrusters marine activity
Turbo generators
Installing an integrated dynamic positioning
system enhances performance

PHOTO Aluminium Boats


02-05 News and future events




06-09 LNG is an option for harbour

WORLD’S FIRST and escort tugs
Gas propulsion for maximum efficiency with
lowest emissions 10-12 Rolls-Royce and Bestway 36-37 Working together to reduce weight and
Service centres expand to serve this hub of
marine activity
unveil new energy-efficient enhance efficiency
Installing an integrated dynamic positioning
system enhances performance
ship designs 38-39 Propelling and positioning drillships
13-15 Integrated ship and systems 40-43 QE carrier programme advances
design = Efficiency 44 Accurately placing rocks 1,200 metres deep
16-19 Stronger together 45 Pulling power for today’s advanced designs
20-21 Anti-heeling with 46-47 Offshore
ffshore deliveries and orders
simultaneous roll-reduction
Front cover: 48-51 Azimuth thrusters deliver for Swedish
The world’s first LNG-fuelled 22-23 Venice Syncrolift® Coast Guard
tugs are now in build for demonstrates step change
operator Buksér og Berging. in shiplift lift capacity 52 Helping harness the power of the wind
Read about them on pages 2 53-55 Power and speed for effective
ffective windfarm support
and 6. 24-25 Safe and efficient deck
operations with new crane 56-57 Innovation in fishing vessel design
technology 58-59 DDG 1000 programme gathers momentum

Regional Focus Support and Service

26-30 Maritime excellence: from 60-63 Focusing on training
the Bosporus to the Baltic
64-65 Playing a key role in vessel conversion
31 New European Service
Centres up and running 66 Rapid response for emergency maintenance
67 DFDS ferry trio upgraded with Promas Lite
32-35 EMAS invests in flexibility Contacts
with performance 68-69 Contacts

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The quest for operating the fuel of choice for a growing number of newbuilds
scheduled for delivery by the 2015 ECA regulation
efficiency drives innovation and deadline. Our gas engines have been selected to power
technology. a number of these vessels, including the world’s first
all-gas tugs.

We recently secured orders for the NVC 405 general
he message from governments, cargo carrier variant of our award winning Environship
bankers and ship operators concept. This innovative design delivers greenhouse gas
seems to be very similar this emission reductions of more than 40 per cent compared
year to last, 2012 will be another to similar vessels.
tough year. Banks have been cutting The quest to reduce operating costs and the
their shipping exposure and financing environmental impact of vessels has been at the centre
has become more difficult as lending of our thinking for some time, and this drives our
has tightened. The European Union innovation and technology investment programmes to
continues to pursue tighter financial meet the challenges our customers face.
integration, and in the U.S. real growth In the naval sector, we have received orders for
is proving elusive. With China slowing, power and propulsion systems for two more Littoral
global growth forecasts for 2012 have Combat Ships for the US Navy. Twin MT30s power these
now reduced to around 3.5 per cent. vessels, and benefit from over 45 million hours of airline
How things will eventually unfold operating experience.
– and the knock-on effect this will have Rolls-Royce and Daimler have also joined forces
– is not clear. Continuing volatility, at to create a new marine and industrial engine joint
least in the near term, is likely to be the venture through the acquisition of Tognum, maker of
norm and the eventual outcome is likely MTU high speed diesel engines for use at sea and on
to have longer term implications for land. The engines and technology portfolios are highly
shipping in general. complementary to our Bergen medium speed engines.
While challenges abound across As marine systems and equipment suppliers, the
the industry, the higher value sectors goal of Rolls-Royce is to provide ship builders and ship
are proving resilient. In the highly operators in the merchant, offshore and naval sectors with
specialised offshore oil and gas sector, cost effective, efficient and environmentally compliant
further investment in deep water systems. A gas engine is a good start in reducing
exploration and production looks emissions, but it is the effective integration of other energy
particularly robust. We have recently saving designs and technologies – for which we have a
secured orders to provide thrusters strong track record and remains our continuing goal – that
and engines for drillships in addition to makes the real difference.
UT-Design Platform Supply Vessels and I hope you enjoy reading more about how this is
Anchor Handlers. being delivered through the articles in this latest edition
The shift to low sulphur fuels and of In-depth.
the focus on sustainable shipping TONY WOOD
has seen the steady uptake in LNG as President - Marine

Visit us at the
following: World’s first
2012 LNG-powered
JUNE tugs ordered
EAGE 74th
Copenhagen, Denmark for Norwegian
Athens, Greece
Trondheim, Norway
Stavanger, Norway

Hamburg, Germany
Rio Oil & Gas
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Monaco Yacht Show

Monaco, France

Paris, France
waterjets for new
Indian Coast Guard
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA fast patrol boats
International Rolls-Royce has secured a contract from India’s Cochin
Workboat Show
Shipyard to supply waterjets for 20 new fast patrol
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
vessels for the Indian Coast Guard.
DECEMBER A total of 60 Kamewa 71S3np waterjets (three per
of three UT 517 pollution control
vessel), and associated equipment including a joystick
Exponaval control system, which will enhance the manoeuvring vessels, Samudra Prahari, entered
Valparaíso, Chile capabilities of the vessels, are to be supplied. The new service in 2010.
Kamewa S3 design offers
ffers higher speeds, improved
ff Construction of the new ships
acceleration and increased efficiency. is part of an expansion of the
For further information,
Power for each of the 48m long vessels will be Indian Coast Guard.
provided by three MTU 16V 4000 M90 engines, each When they enter service they
Naval and submarines: will operate in Indian coastal
rated at 3,648kW. The new vessels will be capable of
Donna Wightman
speeds up to 33 knots. waters and around island
Rolls-Royce has been a supplier to the Indian territories. Their roles will include
Merchant and offshore: Coast Guard for over 20 years with a large number of coastal patrolling, anti-smuggling
Gunilla Wall waterjets already in service, as well as CP propellers missions, fisheries protection, as and stabilisers on other vessels in the fleet. The first well as search and rescue duties. 03

PHOTO Buksér og Berging

A milestone in green tug Løseth, Senior VP - Merchant, estimated to be 45 minutes.

development has been reached Propulsion Systems and Engines. Vetle Sverdrup, Commercial
with Buksér og Berging ordering “It confirms that our unique engine Director at Buksér og Berging
Rolls-Royce gas propulsion systems performance characteristics in terms AS, said, “We wanted to base
for two powerful LNG-fuelled escort of response time, fuel consumption the design of the new tugs on
tugs to operate at the Kårstø gas and low methane slip are important the spark ignition lean burn
terminal near Haugesund in Norway. to our customers.” engine concept, and the ability
The tugs will work for the Two 1,705kW Bergen C26:33 to accommodate direct drive in
state-owned oil company Statoil 6 cyl in-line gas engines will addition to a low emission profile.
and the process plant operator provide the power. They will drive The propulsion system on high
Gassco on delivery in the third two US35 azimuth thrusters of the performance escort tugs needs
quarter of 2013. They are 35m long latest design through a mechanical to accommodate rapid load
stern drive azimuth thruster tugs transmission. Rolls-Royce will also pickup over the entire load range.
with a broad 15.4m beam and a provide its ACON control system Due to these factors, we chose to
bollard pull of about 65 tonnes. The and monitoring for the gas system, work closely with Rolls-Royce on
design was developed by Buksér og together with propulsion system this project.”
Berging together with Marin Design. engineering, and the AGA Cryo The tugs are being built in
“This is a breakthrough for our single LNG tank plus gas supply Turkey by Sanmar Marine. For
Bergen gas engines in the tug based on two coldboxes. The system more details, go to page 6.
market, and for our new US35 is designed for weekly bunkering
thrusters in escort tugs,” says Robert intervals and bunkering time is
PHOTO Skipsteknisk AS

Seismic streamer systems for advanced

COSL vessel
The seismic survey vessel, named HYSY 720, has entered endurance of 75 days. comfort of the working and living
service with China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL) and is To increase operating efficiency, environment for the crew.
now operating in the South China Sea. the vessel is designed for a speed The model ST-327L CD vessel is
The vessel is equipped with a Rolls-Royce streamer of 16 knots and a towing speed equipped with a new generation of
handling system capable of towing 12 streamers, each of five knots and has a diesel- seismic collection system, integrated
8,000m long, to perform high-density seismic data electric propulsion system. This will navigation system and lateral control
collection. It is the first and most advanced deepwater significantly reduce mobilisation system. Up to 75 people can be
seismic survey vessel built in China so far and is 108.3m and demobilisation times, and accommodated onboard.
long with a 24m beam, a draught of 9.6m and has an also contributes to improving the

Power for two

PHOTO U. S. Navy

more Littoral
Combat Ships
The contract to supply power and propulsion systems for
the two latest vessels in the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship
(LCS) programme was recently secured by Rolls-Royce.
Designed to operate in combat zones close to the shore,
each LCS will be equipped with two Rolls-Royce MT30 gas
turbines driving four large Kamewa waterjets, enabling the
vessels to reach speeds well in excess of 40 knots.
This latest order is for ships named Little Rock and Sioux
City, and follows previous orders for the Milwaukee and the
Detroit, which are both under construction. Rolls-Royce
already powers two Lockheed Martin Littoral Combat
Ships, the USS Freedom, first deployed two years ago, and
the Fort Worth, which has now completed its U.S. Navy
acceptance trials.
Andrew Marsh, President - Naval said, “We have worked
closely with Lockheed Martin, the U.S. Navy and other
partners during the LCS programme, using our extensive
experience to further develop these highly advanced ships.
The combination of the MT30 gas turbine and our latest
waterjet technology will ensure these ships are at the
cutting edge of global naval capability.”
The MT30 is derived from Rolls-Royce aero engine
technology and builds on over 45 million hours of
operating experience.  At 36 megawatts, it is the world’s
most powerful marine gas turbine and has the highest
power density in its class. The waterjets are among the
largest produced by Rolls-Royce.
A range of other Rolls-Royce equipment is specified in
the Lockheed Martin design, including shaftlines, bearings
and propulsion system software.

New service centre in Hong Kong

The Rolls-Royce service presence have relocated and expanded our
in Hong Kong has been expanded facilities to ensure we can deliver
recently with the opening of a new our services close to where our
and enlarged service centre on Tsing customers operate,” says P. T. Tong,
Yi Island. Branch Manager. “Service engineers
It provides specialist support based here are on hand to provide
and engineering services to the technical support wherever and
Greater China region and forms whenever required.”
an important component of the The new facility will provide
Rolls-Royce service network that support for a variety of vessels,
covers the entire east coast of China, including a large number of fast
with existing facilities in Dalian, ferries that are in service between and is capable of undertaking major repair, overhauls
Guangzhou and Shanghai. Hong Kong, Macau and the and upgrades for popular Rolls-Royce products that
“With a growing customer base Pearl Delta. A large number have include waterjets, tunnel thrusters, azimuth thrusters
in Greater China, coupled with an Rolls-Royce propulsion systems and deck machinery.
increasing number of customer installed. It provides direct waterfront Sales support in Hong Kong has also moved to the
operations within the region, we access to major transport channels new facility. 05

Four deepwater anchor handling vessels to get

advanced deck machinery
Rolls-Royce has secured a contract Arne Tande, Senior VP - Offshore Deck Machinery, said, Rolls-Royce will supply a complete
from Swire Pacific Offshore to supply “Rolls-Royce supplies world-leading marine technology deck machinery system to each of the
advanced anchor handling systems that enables our customers to operate safely in challenging four vessels, which are being built at
for four offshore vessels, currently conditions, such as the deepwater oil and gas fields. We the ST Marine Singapore shipyard.
under construction in Singapore. are delighted that Swire Pacific Offshore has again selected At the heart of each system is a
The systems are developed for the our safety-critical technology, which demonstrates that our low-pressure hydraulic winch for
safer handling of large anchors on focus on research and development and advancements anchor handling and towing duties,
deck, such as the torpedo anchors in the technical capabilities of our products continues to with a pulling capacity of 500t.
used in the deepwater oil and gas position Rolls-Royce as the market leader for specialist
fields off the coast of Brazil. handling equipment in the offshore industry.”

propulsion system, deck machinery,

bulk handling equipment and
automation and control systems. The
vessels will also be able to undertake
firefighting duties. They will be
equipped for transporting pipes,
equipment and cargo to and from
pipelaying barges, oil drilling and
production platforms.
Delivery is scheduled for 2014
and the contract includes options
to build an additional six vessels of
the same design.
Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Mipo
Dockyard Co. Ltd is to build four
UT 776 CD vessels.
Hyundai’s President and CEO

Asian orders for popular deepwater UT designs

W G Choe said, “We are extremely
pleased to enter into this deepwater
segment by building vessels of
The rapid expansion of Asia into with a range of Rolls-Royce onboard technologies that a world-leading design from
the offshore industry looks set include diesel-electric propulsion and deck machinery. Rolls-Royce.”
to continue, with shipyards and They are also equipped for firefighting and oil recovery. The 4,400t, 90m long UT 776 CD
operators selecting Rolls-Royce The UT 755 CD has a deck cargo area of 670m2 and an design incorporates a range
designs for deeper waters. overall length of 78.7m with a 16m beam. Planned delivery of Rolls-Royce systems like
Singapore-based PaxOcean is the first half of next year. diesel-electric propulsion. They will
Engineering is building two PSVs to In China four UT 771 CDL vessels will be built by the be built at Hyundai’s Ulsan shipyard
the Rolls-Royce UT 755 CD design, COSCO (Guangdong) Shipyard Co. Ltd. These complex for delivery in 2013 and 2014. The
at its shipyard in Zhuhai, China. The vessels are flexible and highly efficient, featuring a fully contract includes options for a further
vessels combine a proven ship design integrated systems package comprising diesel electric two vessels.
PHOTO Øyvind Hagen/Statoil


The Kårstø gas

terminal near
Haugesund in
Norway where
gas-powered tugs
will begin operating
next year.

LNG is an option for

harbour and escort tugs
Rolls-Royce has a long history of providing conventional
tug propulsion systems and is now the first to provide full
gas systems for this vital application.

roviding propulsion systems for tugs comprising Bergen diesel
engines driving azimuth thrusters of various specifications, is
something Rolls-Royce has been successfully doing for over 25 years.
The rapid response to load and excellent low load fuel
consumption of the Bergen range of gas engines makes them ideally
suited to tug applications. This, coupled with the extensive experience of
Rolls-Royce in providing gas engines for marine propulsion, has seen designs
PHOTO Per Magne Einag

for LNG-fuelled tug propulsion being developed for several years. The high
power density of the recently introduced Bergen C-series gas engines is also
an important factor.
The particular attraction of Rolls-Royce Bergen C-series gas engines to
power tugs is low levels of emissions. These include the greenhouse gas
CO2 which has a global impact, and because methane slip is very low in this
engine type, the total GHG emission reduction is not seriously compromised
3 by unburnt methane in the exhaust. NOx emissions are reduced by around
90 per cent and SOx is negligible. Also important in tugs working in ports
and approaches, which are often close to residential areas of high population
density, is the absence of soot and smoke particulates. Of growing concern
are emissions to water, and the likelihood of oil spills is much reduced when
LNG is the fuel.
Bergen gas engines have a high thermal efficiency. SFC, NOx and CO2
emissions are actually lower at low engine loads, the reverse of most
diesel engines. The C-series gas engines are also approved for both direct 09

All are based on a tug powered by two 1705 kW engines driving azimuth thrusters, with a
typical annual operating profile of 300 days per year with 4,200 operating hours.

Operating Mode TIME%

Standby (coupled & uncoupled) 38%
Transit (sailing from & towards a job) 33%
Assist (connected to ship) 29%

Illustrates the potential saving in fuel and lube oil consumption.
A vertical C-type gas tank of
Fuel use comparison MGO* LNG** 78m3 capacity and two separate
Average fuel consumption g/kWh 194 157 cold boxes are installed under the
foredeck and provide sufficient
Annual fuel use tonnes per year 868 702
capacity for 150 hours running at
Lube oil consumption g/kWh 0.8 0.4 50 per cent load. Refuelling is a
Annual lube oil use tonnes per year 3.3 1.6 simple operation and is required
once a week from either a
T Cycle Type
Test T E3 (Variable speed propulsion)
* MGO Specific Heat 43.0 MJ/kg. Density 858 kg/m³ shore-based tank, road tanker or
** LNG Specific Heat 49.4 MJ/kg. Density 430 kg/m³
transport storage unit. Fuel transfer
time is just 45 minutes, provided a
Shows the projected reduction in emissions. The Bergen gas engine has a low methane slip of 100m3/hr
33/hr system is used.
3.10g/kWh at full load, which has been taken into account when calculating the equivalent CO2 Although the initial capital costs
reduction of 23 per cent.
are higher for gas propulsion due to
Emissions comparison MGO LNG the cost of the fuel system, this can
NOx emissions g/kWh 9.6 1,1 be offset within a relatively short
time by significantly lower annual
NOx tonnes per year 41 5
operating costs. You also have a very
SOx emissions g/kWh 0.2 0 environmentally friendly vessel that
SOx tonnes per year 0.9 0 satisfies forthcoming legislation,
CO2 tonnes per year 2,716 2,202* with the emissions reduction
advantage there from day one.
Environmental Ship Index ESI 7.27 90.66
Ship construction data is used to
*Includes an averaged 3.7 g/kWh methane slip equivalent CO2 calculate the vessel environmental
ship index (ESI). This is a score
based on the vessels environmental
mechanical drive or as gensets and can accept rapid changes in load. They credentials. It is expected that in
1. The Rolls-Royce
LNG propulsion can therefore be used in a variety of propulsion solutions, depending on the the future, this, or a similar scoring
system for a
harbour tug. operating profile of the tug. system will be used to tax vessels
2. The number of A study of ship assist tug operations shows that a tug has a varied working entering port. The score does give a
LNG bunkering
facilities is profile. Long-term operational studies demonstrate that harbour tugs will good indication of how much more
growing and environmentally friendly LNG as a
refuelling is a
typically only spend 29 per cent connected to a ship, actually carrying out its
simple operation assistance duties, 33 per cent of total operation time in transit, sailing from fuel is, compared to MGO.
that can take
under an hour. and towards a job, while the remaining 38 per cent is spent on standby and These analyses are based on
3. Gas propulsion is loitering. long-term experience with tug
also an option for
pusher tugs. Throughout a day or week, a tug’s power requirements can vary propulsion. Rolls-Royce supplies
tremendously. Diesel engines normally have a much higher level of specific engines, thrusters and winches
emissions and fuel consumption at low loads, compared with the most for tugs all over the world and the
efficient operation at high loads in terms of emissions and fuel burnt per US series azimuth thrusters are
unit of power output. A characteristic that has resulted in the recent move particularly popular due to their
to hybrid tugs by some operators. It is here that Rolls-Royce lean burn gas good performance and robustness.
engines score. US 205 FP thrusters already propel
Rolls-Royce has evaluated a number of LNG-fuelled propulsion systems for environmentally friendly tugs and
harbour tugs and the first are now under contract (see page 2). The system have been selected for the second
selected produces over 65 tonnes bollard pull and uses a stern drive azimuth of the Foss hybrid tugs, following
thruster layout based on two US 35 CP thrusters with controllable pitch the successful operation of the first
propellers. They are directly driven by two Bergen C26:33L6PG gas engines, of the type, Carolyn Dorothy
Dorothy, at Long
each delivering 1,705kW and running at 1,000rpm. Aquapilot controls and Beach and Los Angeles over the past
ACON automation are part of the package. two years. [AR]

Rolls-Royce and Bestway unveil

new energy-efficient ship designs
Combining proven European ship design and systems experience with
Chinese capabilities in ship building, Rolls-Royce is delivering a range of
new commercial ship designs.

he global shipping industry is now firmly committed to using vessel 4400 Series container carriers (up to 2,000teu), the 4600
designs and systems that will cut greenhouse gas emissions. China Series general cargo carriers (up to 40,000dwt), the 6400
is also entering a green era, with national policy supporting energy Series LNG carriers (up to 40,000m3) and the 4800 Series
efficiency and environmental protection, with the target of cutting bulk carriers (up to 100,000dwt). All are designed to comply
CO2 emissions per unit GDP by 40-45 per cent by 2020. with and exceed future emissions targets.
To meet the evolving low emissions requirements of the global, ”As more international emissions controls are
intra-regional and inland shipping trade, particularly in Asia, Rolls-Royce and progressively introduced, the marine industry is
Bestway formed a Joint Project Team (JPT) in Shanghai at the start of 2011. collaborating to ensure that designers, equipment
The first of the new designs have now emerged. manufacturers, yards and owners work together to create
They range from 2,500 to 100,000 deadweight tonnes (dwt), including highly efficient vessels that improve operating costs
the 4100 Series roro carriers (from below 9,000 – 11,000dwt and above), the while reducing harmful environmental impacts,” says 11

1. JD 4801 bulk carrier

- 37,000dwt.
2. JD 4601 cargo
carrier - 37,000dwt.
3. JD 4104 GFF roro
cargo carrier -
4. JD 4103 GFF roro
cargo carrier -
5. JD 4401 container
carrier - 2,000teu.

Arne Magne Vik, JPT Technical Director. ”Through our collaboration with 200teu on the upper deck with 1,800 lane-metres, but
Bestway, we are well placed to lead this charge.” have different
fferent stern ramp arrangements. Diesel or gas
The designs benefit from the combined design and systems expertise of both propulsion can be specified.
companies in producing highly efficient vessels tailored specifically for the future Lane-metre capacity of the gas-powered JD4103GF
merchant shipping market, in which low emissions and reduced operating is reduced by 50m, as some cargo space is lost to
costs are key drivers. This includes the application of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG)- the gas tank. The 166.6m long JD4104GF, with a
fuelled propulsion, which is gaining acceptance globally as a marine fuel, and deadweight of 11,000dwt, 21,000 lane-metres and
where Rolls-Royce has accumulated significant experience with 23 gas-powered capacity for more than 250teu, is currently the largest
vessels now in service or on order. in the family. It has the same propulsion system as
With the exception of the general cargo/bulk designs, which have its smaller sister, which comprises of twin Bergen
diesel-only systems at the moment, all designs have the propulsion options B32:40L8PG main engines, rated at 3,220kW, and
of either conventional diesel/hybrid or gas. Those designs featuring Rolls-Royce a Bergen C26:33L6AG 2,000kW auxiliary generator,
Bergen gas engines already meet IMO Tier III requirements for nitrogen oxide hence the slightly slower service-speed of 15.6 knots.
(NOx), sulphur oxide (SOx) and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, which come into Range for the gas-powered ships is 6,000nm, with
force in 2016. 6,500nm for conventional diesel power. EEDI ratings
With the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) being mandated from 2013, range from 19.4 to 15.9, although they do not yet
each design has been given an EEDI rating calculated using MEPC 1/Circ 681. apply to roro vessels.
However, they are subject to change, as the formulae have not been fully The JD4400 series container vessel family so far
clarified for some vessel types. comprises two designs able to carry 2,250teu and
Roro vessels in the JD4100 model range feature a low drag hull form and 2,194teu respectively. Both are 198.5m long with a
sea-friendly bow with twin Promas integrated propellers and rudders. Three are deadweight of 30,000dwt. There is an extra cost for
based on the same 150m hull design, have a deadweight of 9,000dwt and carry the LNG system and a reduction in cargo handling of

1. Much
uch of the ship
design work is
undertaken in
2. 6401 LNG carrier –
3. 6405 LNG carrier –

56teu to make room for the gas tank. However, the extra capital cost and is a Bergen C26:33L8PG, rated at 2,160kW, which drive a
the theoretical loss of earnings are more than offset
ffset by the fuel economies
ff single Promas system, and a Bergen C26:33L6AG genset.
and lower emissions of the LNG-fuelled variant, which has an EEDI of 12.2. Both engines are able to run on boil-offff gas (BOG) or LNG
It is powered by a single Bergen B35:40V16PG, driving a single Promas from twin 80m3 storage tanks. A hybrid shaft generator
system with CPP, supplemented by three Bergen C26:33L9AG generator provides the electrical power, which can be used to
sets, powering through a power-take-in (PTI). The diesel-powered JD4401 increase propulsion power or for redundant propulsion.
drives a FP Promas system and has a 1 knot faster service speed of 18.5 The larger JD6405 with 10,000m3 capacity can be
knots with an EEDI of 13. specified with either gas or dual fuel propulsion. It is
Adopting a similar hull design and propulsion arrangements are the a shallow draft design well-suited for rivers and coastal
JD4601, a 37,000dwt handysize bulker, and the JD4801, a 37,000dwt waters and has a length of 124.9m and a 22.4m beam
general cargo carrier. Both vessels are 180m long, with a beam of 29.8m with 4.5m draught. Propulsion power is provided by twin
and an EEDI of 4.4. Propulsion power is provided by a 6,250kW diesel, 1,620kW Bergen C26:33L6PG engines driving Promas
driving a FP Promas system for a service speed of 14 knots. systems and running on LNG stored in two 120m3 tanks.
The final designs are small LNG carriers with capacities from 5,000 to The dual-fuel version incorporates two 425kW diesel
40,000m3, ideal for the anticipated demand in smaller vessels to supply LNG gensets that can also provide extra power and emergency
bunkering points as the world’s LNG infrastructure develops. All have an propulsion through a hybrid shaft generator system. [AR]
EEDI of 23.1, a range of 1,500nm and a service speed of 13 knots. Smallest is
the 5,000m3 JD6401, with a length of 99.9m and 18.4m beam. Main engine 13

Integrated ship and = Efficiency

systems design
Ship design is a complex
subject with many factors
influencing the shape of a
vessel. A distinctive hull form
is important for marketing,
but it is the detail design of
the hull hydrodynamics and
the effective integration of
the propulsion system that
improves profitability and
reduces operating costs
and emissions.

hip and systems design is very important to plan ahead and consider the legislative operators to remain on schedule
an area where Rolls-Royce landscape and any other requirements that may be in place without needing to burn additional
continues to invest heavily in when the vessels enter service. fuel to make up lost time.
research and development, The result for the customer is that the performance of a Powered by a single Bergen B35:40
to ensure that the company’s designs new design can be predicted early in contract negotiations, V12 gas engine developing 3,930kW,
are the optimum for the customer’s giving confidence that the actual ship will behave as two of the vessels are now being built
needs and can cope with real calculated and the full benefits of innovation realised. at the Tsuji Heavy Industries shipyard
operating conditions. in Jiangsu, China. The vessels will
A combination of CFD Integrated processes enter into service progressively from
(computational fluid dynamics) and Development of a hull form with the required performance October 2013, operating along the
tank testing is used. Promising designs for the customer’s operation goes hand in hand with West Coast of Norway.
can then be verified by tank testing structural strength and steel work calculations. Once a ship
and compared with operational design has been agreed on with the owner, Rolls-Royce NVC 604 – Bunker tankers
feedback from over 800 Rolls-Royce works closely with the shipyard and the owner to develop Three NVC 604 bunker tankers have
designed offshore and merchant detailed specifications and working drawings. been designed for Brazilian operator
vessels operating globally. As shipyards across the world build Rolls-Royce designed Navegação São Miguel Ltda (NSM)
Because of its extensive product vessels, there is a three-way relationship between the to build at their own yard in Niteroi,
range, Rolls-Royce has the ability to yard, the ship owner and the designer. For merchant Brazil. The vessels have Rolls-Royce
integrate complex ship systems that vessels, a team in Croatia specialises in producing the systems and equipment and are to be
are engineered to work efficiently detailed production drawings of the ship and the installed delivered by the end of 2014.
together. As an integrator and a equipment. Using powerful software, the exact order Rolls-Royce has had a fruitful
designer, it aims to get the best of build can be specified, as can input for the computer cooperation with NSM for almost
products together as an efficient programmes that will cut and weld the steel. two years developing these vessels,
system and design the optimum ship Over the last year, there have been a number of which are optimised to meet very
around them. examples. specific requirements, with a high
The design process normally starts focus on large cargo tank volume,
by sitting down with ship owners NVC 405 – the first of a new generation high deadweight and good course
to gather as much data as possible Last year, Rolls-Royce unveiled its new Environship concept keeping in shallow areas. The vessels
on what they want their vessels to general cargo vessel and secured its first orders from will have DNV class, fly the Brazilian
do. Details such as operating routes, Norwegian transport group Norlines. The 112m long and flag and are designed for coastal trade
anticipated weather conditions, 5,000dwt design combines the best available gas power in Brazil. The cargo will be heavy fuel
turnaround times in port and the and propulsion technology into an innovative hull design oil (HFO) and marine gas oil (MGO) to
type of cargo all have a significant to provide numerous environmental benefits, including the a total deadweight of about 4,350t at
impact on the design. A detailed virtual elimination of SOx and a reduction of CO2 emissions the design draught of 4.5m. Service
picture of the operating profile is by more than 40 per cent compared to similar vessels. speed will be approximately 10 knots.
built up long before a ship gets to The hull incorporates improvements in hydrodynamics Overall length is 90.2m with a beam
the drawing board. and wave piecing technology (patent pending) that of 18.2m.
With the introduction of new IMO enables the ship to cut through rather than ride over NSM began to provide bunkering
emissions regulations in 2016, it is also waves for improved performance in a seaway, enabling operations in 1964 in Guanabara Bay

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(Rio de Janeiro) to supply the then incipient Petrobras oil

2 giant. The company is now responsible for more than 9,000
fuel loading and supply operations to ships along the
entire Brazilian coastline and the three new tankers will join
the owner’s fleet of about 40 specialised vessels.

NVC 401 – Forage carrier

The gas-powered NVC 401 Forage Carrier is the latest ship
design from the award-winning Rolls-Royce Environship
range and incorporates a variety of features to reduce
environmental impact while increasing efficiency.
Ordered by Norwegian company Eidsvaag AS, it will
undertake feed supply duties to fish farms along the
Norwegian coast when delivered in 2013. The 75m long
vessel can carry up to 1,450t of feed pellets that are stored
in 62 specially designed tanks. A demanding schedule will
ensure fish are fed at the same time every week, regardless
of weather conditions.
Rolls-Royce will supply all the main systems and
equipment, as well as the ship design. These include a
Bergen C26:33L9PG gas engine, a wave-piercing bow and a
3 Promas propulsion system. Rolls-Royce will also supply the
dynamic positioning (DP) system, which will hold the ship
accurately in position during the offloading of fish feed via
the unloading system at the bow.

NVC 386 – First for live fish transport

A new generation of wellboats has been designed and
developed by Rolls-Royce in close cooperation with
Sølvtrans, the world’s largest operator transporting live fish.
The first vessel is scheduled for delivery in 2013.
It will be 76m long with a beam of 16m and incorporates
the latest developments in hull and systems design. An
advanced diesel-electric propulsion system with hybrid
shaft generator, powered by two Bergen C25:336P
diesels rated at 1,440kW, will deliver low fuel consumption
and emissions.
The design incorporates the latest improvements in
fish welfare and fish handling. Tank capacity of 3,000m3
provides a capability to safely transport up to 450t of
live fish and is divided into three equal cargo holds, with
sliding bulkheads and a pressure system for loading and
unloading. It is fully equipped for transport in a closed
4 system with no discharge to the sea. Control of the water
flow and circulation in the cargo compartments has been a
key design priority to ensure optimal conditions for the fish.
Considerable emphasis has also been placed on the
living and working environment for the crew. Single cabins
accommodate up to 11 people and there is a fitness centre
and sauna.
The vessel is being built by the Spanish shipyard
Astilleros Zamakona S.A. [RW]

1. NVC 405 general

cargo vessel.
2. NVC 604 bunker
3. NVC 401 forage
4. NVC 386 live fish

Stronger together
Rolls-Royce and Daimler have joined forces to create a new marine and
industrial engine joint venture through the acquisition of Tognum.

ognum makes high speed there are also clear opportunities in shared technologies, Under the MTU brand name,
diesel engines for use at sea sales networks and after sales service expertise. propulsion system solutions are
and on land. The engines While the Tognum name may not be familiar to all, its provided for a range of marine
are highly complimentary brands are certainly well-known: MTU, MTU Onsite Energy applications, from naval and
to the Bergen medium speed diesel and L’Orange. governmental vessels, tugs, offshore
and gas engine portfolio supplied vessels to fast ferries and yachts. The
by Rolls-Royce. Daimler has global Advanced marine propulsion technology high speed marine diesel engines
distribution capability, volume What do many of the biggest mega yachts and the fastest Series 60, Series 396, Series 4000,
manufacturing expertise and high speed ferries of the world have in common? They are Series 1163 and Series 8000 cover
technologies for lower emissions powered by MTU. The same applies worldwide for many a broad power range from 260 to
diesel engines. Combining the other ships, frigates, tugs and platform supply vessels. 9,100 kW. As a systems partner,
strengths of Tognum, Rolls-Royce With its two business units, Engines and Onsite Energy complete propulsion packages are
and Daimler will create significant & Components, the Tognum Group is one of the world’s also supplied that include other
new opportunities and accelerate leading suppliers of engines and propulsion systems equipment such as gearboxes,
growth in a fast-moving global for off-highway applications and of distributed energy propellers, onboard power supplies
market worth more than €30 billion a systems. The product portfolio of the Engines business unit and integrated ship automation
year. The three companies have well- comprises MTU engines and propulsion systems for ships, systems. The range of products
aligned portfolios and together, they for heavy land, rail and defense vehicles and for the oil and is complemented by extensive
can offer a wide range of medium gas industry. Products of the Onsite Energy & Components services provided under the
and high speed diesel and gas business unit include distributed energy systems of the MTU_ValueCare programme.
engines for propulsion and power brand MTU Onsite Energy and fuel-injection systems In 2011, Tognum generated
generation applications. Over time, from L’Orange. revenue of nearly €3 billion and

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2 employed more than 9,000 people. With strategic

hubs in Friedrichshafen in Germany, Detroit, Michigan
in the US and Singapore, a point of contact is always
within reach for customers or business partners. Its
global manufacturing, distribution and service structure
comprises 23 fully consolidated companies, more than
140 sales partners and over 500 authorised dealerships at
approximately 1,200 locations.

Propulsion solutions for naval and

coastguard vessels
For more than 50 years, MTU has developed specific
propulsion concepts for the naval sector. As a single
source integrator, MTU configures the propulsion systems
that include automation systems like ‘Callosum’ that best
fit the requirements of navies and coast guards worldwide
– from the Turkish MILGEM frigates – to the US Coast
Guard’s National Security Cutters. Combined propulsion
systems link several fuel-efficient diesel engines, or
diesel engines with gas turbines to provide the needed
flexibility, agility and redundancy. Highly advanced
modern naval vessels like the US Navy’s
Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ships – designed
by a General Dynamics and Austal team – are the first
naval vessels in the world to feature a trimaran hull.
They rely on a combined MTU diesel and gas turbine
propulsion system for efficient operations.
MTU has also been playing an important role in the
development and design of diesel-electric submarine
propulsion systems. The Series 396 is the most successful
MTU submarine engine. It is currently installed in most of
the world’s conventional submarines such as the German
U212, where it generates power for both main propulsion
and on-board utilities.
Proven engines are also the key when it comes to cost,
effectively extending a vessel’s operating lifetime. The
Colombian Navy recently modernised its four Almirante

1. MTU Model
4000 M93 diesel
engines have
an outstanding
ratio, which puts
them at the top The new entity will bring together the well-known The new joint venture will provide:
of their class for
acceleration. With MTU and Bergen engine names, extending the product An integrated high and medium speed
up to 4,300 kW
of power, they portfolio to include both medium speed and high engine portfolio.
are ideal for fast
yachts. Pictured: speed diesel and gas engines. A broader product range for marine and
20V 4000 M93L. Once integrated with the extensive range of energy markets.
Engine weight
is 13t, with gear Rolls-Royce ship designs, systems and equipment, a A greater range of marine propulsion and power
much broader range of advanced marine solutions systems solutions.
2. The headquarters
and main will be available for customers across the commercial An enlarged distribution and service network.
is based at and naval sectors. The goal is to provide the optimum A customer and service focused organisation.
Friedrichshafen in
system where economical and reliable performance, At present, all three companies are engaged in
environmental compliance and power density are discussions to prepare their future collaboration.
important factors. Established individual sales relationships remain
Brands: MTU, MTU Onsite Energy, L’Orange

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Padilla class frigates by replacing the vessels’ 30-year-old MTU Series 1163 and cost-efficient propulsion solutions with the highest
engines with the current version of the same engine model. This included the possible availability. In a large number of tug systems, MTU
‘Callosum’ ship monitoring, automation and control system, which will extend diesels are driving Rolls-Royce azimuth thrusters.
propulsion system overhaul period to 20 years. The on-board power generation
systems were also replaced with MTU gensets based on Series 2000 engines. Power offshore
Opting to modernise this frigate class with MTU engines, the Colombian Navy The ‘Ironmen’ engines are also the base for MTU’s
was able to make the most of existing assets and facilities. diesel-electric propulsion systems in the offshore sector.
An example is the PSV Eldborg, which is powered by
MTU engines for tugs - reliable and durable four 12 cylinder 4000 M40B engines rated at 1,560kW
MTU’s Series 4000 ‘Ironmen’ engines, which have a power range of 746 – and delivered in 2009. Vessels in the offshore wind
1,840kW for unrestricted continuous operation and up to 2,240kW for vessels industry also benefit from MTU’s diesel and
such as crewboats, were developed to meet the particular requirements of the diesel-electric solutions. Two of the most recent
workboat market. Specifically, this means maximising engine performance, windfarm support vessel designs feature MTU diesel
extending the time between overhauls and reducing fuel consumption. As a and Rolls-Royce waterjet propulsion (see page 53).
result, the ‘Ironmen’ engines deliver a fuel consumption of 195g/kWhr and can Installing bulky wind turbine towers in rough seas is
operate for up to 33,000hrs before the engines are due a major overhaul – key a real challenge for a workboat’s propulsion system.
advantages for tugs and other commercial vessels that depend on reliable RWE Innogy’s latest installation vessels are equipped 19

1. The future F125

with an MTU diesel-electric system for dynamic vessel to the transmission and generators to the standardised frigates of the
German Navy will
positioning and reliable operation of all ship systems electronic monitoring and control systems like ‘Blue Vision’. each be powered
in powerful tidal currents and at high wind speeds. It is Drive solutions are individually designed for each yacht. by four MTU
Series 4000 diesel
due to these advanced engine technologies that MTU’s Italian manufacturer Ferretti, for example, relies on MTU gensets producing
12,060kW, to power
diesel-electric propulsion solutions have since drawn the Series 2000 engines for best in class power-to-weight onboard systems
attention of a number of international naval architects. ratio. Semi-displacement yachts like those of Dutch and provide diesel
electric propulsion
builder Heesen are equipped with Series 4000 engines for for cruising speeds
up to 20 knots.
High-performance engines for especially high standards with regards to noise, vibration 2. Four MTU series
fast ferries and reliability. 8000 engines
rated at 9,100kW
In order to quickly and reliably transport commuters drive three
and tourists to their destinations, fast ferries depend on Implementing key technologies Rolls-Royce
Kamewa waterjets
powerful propulsion systems. MTU has been providing The manufacture of diesel engines for marine applications to give the
101m trimaran
shipyards such as Austal with the solutions to meet at MTU has a long tradition. Fast-running and compact Benchijigua Express,
operated by Fred
increasing demands on new vessels, which have to carry four-stroke diesel engines have been developed and Olsen in the
more people while completing their routes to the same manufactured since the 1930s. Canary Islands a
top speed in excess
schedule. Large modern high-speed catamarans like The most significant challenge in the development of 40 knots.

the Jean de la Valette and the trimaran ferry Benchijigua of next generation diesel engines is compliance with 3. Starnav’s line
handling tug Sirius
Express are powered by the largest engines MTU future exhaust gas emission limits, while also ensuring relies on MTU
16V 4000 M63
produces, the power-dense 8000 series. Both vessels low fuel consumption. ‘Ironmen’ engines
to deliver 70t
are also propelled by Rolls-Royce waterjets. In combination Tognum develops key technologies for clean and of bollard pull.
with comprehensive maintenance contracts, the fast efficient diesel engines in-house. By combining Starnav provides
oil & gas offshore
ferries are well-equipped to meet any current and turbocharging, fuel injection, electronic monitoring and services to
Petrobras and
future requirements. control systems, in addition to advanced combustion Repsol activities
technology, Tognum engineers have optimised the in Brazil.
4. The 73m super
State-of-the-art yacht propulsion in-engine technologies to the point where no additional yacht Silver built by
Hanseatic Marine
The experience and expertise gained from naval and external after treatment is necessary to comply with in West Australia
commercial applications have been incorporated into the today’s emission standards. is powered by two
MTU 16V 4000 M93
design of MTU’s yacht propulsion systems. This results in If in-engine optimisation is no longer sufficient to meet diesel engines,
which give a
MTU yacht engines not only being extremely powerful, the more stringent emission requirements, then exhaust maximum speed
quiet and compact, but also fuel-efficient, cost-effective gas after-treatment such as selective catalytic reduction of 27 knots.

and reliable. As a systems supplier, MTU integrates (SCR) or a diesel particulate filter (DPF) is added. As a result,
all components based on the clients’ most exclusive system solutions deliver minimised fuel consumption with
demands – from the engine as the heart of the system low exhaust emissions and long engine life. [MG]

with simultaneous roll-reduction
Rolls-Royce can now provide anti-heeling
and roll-reduction in a single system. Crane
operations at sea can therefore be carried out
on more days than previously possible.

olls-Royce has been support vessels Deep Cygnus and Normand Pacific, and to keep the sides of the vessel wet,
designing U-tanks for roll- feedback is good. They are no longer forced to wait thereby reducing external ice
reduction and anti-heeling for sea conditions almost as calm as in harbour before build-up and increasing speed. A
(formerly Intering) for over commencing lifting operations. wider channel is also created.
40 years. These systems have proved The key to simultaneous operation is a multi-tank
so reliable that in some places they system of adequate tank capacity and momentum for Roll-reduction
have become the accepted standard both applications. Since in most cases the tank capacity The directly controlled U-tanks
for shipyards and shipping lines. is designed according to the maximum crane moment, (wing tanks measuring
A particular speciality is the simultaneous operation can only take place with the approximately two to three decks
combined U-tank. Roll-reduction crane under part load, so that sufficient tank moment in height, connected to each other
during operations at sea and still remains for roll-reduction. by water and air cross-ducts) are
anti-heeling in harbour can be These vessels each have three U-tanks. In normal designed to meet the shortest roll
carried out with the one tank, saving mode, when crane operations are not being undertaken, that can be expected from the ship
significantly on space. The principle all three tanks operate in roll damping mode. When during its normal operations.
has been proven with installations crane operations are being carried out, one or two of the The movement of the tank water
on several hundred ships, but tanks are switched to the anti-heeling mode, depending is passive, induced solely by the
until recently, it was only possible on the sea state and the load being lifted. Both systems rolling movement of the ship, and
to select one of the functions, are designed for operation with maximum reliability and the system maintains its full effect
depending on requirement. minimal energy consumption. There are no moving parts even at zero speed. The shifting of
The next logical step – in the water. the centre of gravity, which is the
anti-heeling with simultaneous For ice breakers, the system gives another benefit, ice difference
fference in level between the
roll-reduction – has now been heeling or duck walk, where the system is set to give two wing tanks, generates the tank
successfully realised, with the vessel a gentle roll of 3-4 degrees in a three-minute momentum that counteracts the
installations on the ROV/dive cycle. This ensures a regular change in waterline depth roll motion. 21

1. Deep Cygnus uses

2 three tanks in
combination for
anti-heeling and
roll reduction.
2. For improved
roll reduction,
multiple valves
enable tank delay
to be extended
maintaining a 90°
phase delay as the
roll period varies.
3. The 121m ROV/
dive support
vessel Deep
4. The multi-tank
system is used
in combination
to reduce roll
and provide anti-
heeling during
lifting operations.

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PHOTO Richard Paton

With periodic interruption of the Anti-heeling

tank’s ventilation using a series of The anti-heeling action is achieved using the same tank
durable disc valves that open and but by means of an air blower, which acts on the water anti-heeling system.
close within 0.4 seconds, the tank surface with a maximum over-pressure of 1Bar. Depending on the vessel
moment can be held constant. The airflow is controlled by a special valve group, which application customers can select
The system can therefore react can switch to any operating condition (water to starboard, from a number of anti-heeling
automatically to every individual roll to port, or stop) in less than one second. The system arrangements.
movement of the ship. This control therefore reacts almost instantaneously to the current Now that Rolls-Royce has become
mode preserves the necessary heeling moment. This is particularly useful if the moment a major producer of shipboard
delay of ¼ roll period, i.e. 90° of tank of the crane does not change linearly, but resembles cranes for demanding tasks
period versus the ship roll motion, a sine-function. As air pressure is the weight transfer offshore,
ffshore, as well as a ship designer
in each single roll movement for the medium, the cross-duct no longer has to be tubular and provider of anti-roll and
best possible reduction of roll. and a roll-reduction tank with its large and rectangular anti-heel systems, fully integrated
The tanks are usually positioned cross-duct can be used for anti-heeling duties. solutions can be designed and
in the parallel mid-ship area, where A further control option, already proven on supplied. A combined system
the leverage is greatest for the tank paper-carrier vessels, reduces system reaction time allows crane operations to continue
moment and therefore the required even further. By programming the anti-heeling system safely, even in worsening weather
mass is smallest. If this is not to receive change of momentum (tm/min) signals conditions, for more operational
possible, the tank can be moved directly from the crane reaction is immediate, no waiting revenue-earning days. [RW]
aft. Moving forward is undesirable for the delayed reaction to the ship’s list. In the ideal
as acceleration forces from pitching case, no further list occurs at all, since every crane
should be avoided inside the tank. movement is compensated for instantaneously by the

Venice Syncrolift
demonstrates step change
in shiplift lift capacity
The highest capacity Syncrolift® ever designed by Rolls-Royce was recently
commissioned in Venice. It sets a new standard in tonne/metre lift capacity
and means shiplifts can now be designed to lift Aframax size vessels.

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completed by GLF and Rolls-Royce engineers in less than
eight hours.
Although the test caisson launched into the waters of
the Venice lagoon weighed as much as a small warship,
it was one-third of the weight of the largest caisson that
will be launched.
The MOSE System that will safeguard Venice from high
waters consists of a series of gates that can be raised
to separate the lagoon from the sea. They are being
constructed at the lagoon inlets of Lido, Malamocco
and Chioggia, the three openings in the barrier island
through which tides propagate in the lagoon.

In normal tidal conditions, the gates (a type of

pontoon) rest in the caissons anchored on the seabed
in the inlets. They are completely invisible and do not
require modifying exchanges between sea and lagoon.
During high waters, they will be raised to prevent the
tide from entering. At present, the tidal level at which
the gates will be raised has been set at 110 cm, the level
which Venice has been protected by raising quaysides
and paving.
Venice and the lagoon will be protected from tides of
up to 3m and will therefore be effective even if the level
of the sea rises significantly.
The MOSE system is the last and most important
4 element in the plan of measures implemented by the
Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport – Venice Water

Authority through the Consorzio Venezia Nuova to
1. Caissons weighing
up to 22,300t ith a platform width of 52m and a length of safeguard the Venice lagoon area. GLF will fabricate
will be launched just 60m, the Venice Syncrolift is the widest and install a total of 18 caissons on the seabed, with the
by the 52m wide
Syncrolift. shiplift designed and constructed to date. largest weighing 22,300 tonnes.
2. Once launched, Two rows of 1,200 tonne hoists give the Derived from the successful and proven Syncrolift
the caissons will
be towed out and shiplift a net lifting capacity of over 24,000 tonnes – shiplift and transfer system technology, typically used
placed in position
at the lagoon the greatest tonne/metre capacity of any Syncrolift in for docking and undocking ships, the new Rolls-Royce
inlets. the world. caisson lift takes shiplift capability to a new level. With
3. The gates rest
in the caissons This latest advance in the application of Rolls-Royce the integration of 1,200 tonne hoists, it has been possible
anchored on the shiplift technology is now operational in Venice, Italy
to virtually double Syncrolift lift capacity. This, coupled
4. Aerial view of the and is a revolutionary departure from standard Syncrolift with the development of the much wider 52m platform,
Venice launch site. designs. It will launch concrete caissons, not ships. will enable Syncrolifts to be constructed with capacities
The Syncrolift was custom designed to meet the to safely dock and undock much heavier and wider
requirements of the Venice flood barrier project, known ships, including Aframaxes and cruise ships, thereby
as MOSE. It will be used to launch 18 giant concrete providing a viable alternative to drydocking for major
caissons, fabricated by Grandi Lavori Fincosit (GLF), that ship repairers.
will become the seabed supports for the barriers being The Syncrolift design is also very flexible, so longer
constructed in the inlets of Venice’s three lagoons. When ships can be accommodated by simply extending the
complete, huge gate-like barriers will be anchored to platform length and adding more hoists.
the caissons mounted on the seabed and will protect As the world leader in shiplift and transfer systems
Venice from high waters that are increasingly threatening with more than 245 installations designed and supplied
the city. to over 70 countries around the world, Rolls-Royce
The full-scale operational trial launched a 7,000 is looking to apply greater lifting power to other
tonne test caisson and proved all aspects of the caisson applications, and improve operational flexibility for
preparation, transportation and launch process. It was customers with diverse docking needs. [AR]

Safe and
deck operations
with new crane
The Rolls-Royce range of advanced,
precision heavy lifting tools, primarily for
offshore vessels,
vessels. continues to expand. 25

ver the past few The latest development is in the crane itself, with the handling, for which Rolls-Royce
years, Rolls-Royce has introduction of the active heave compensated (AHC) dual has developed the CTCU traction
developed and put into draglink crane. A special parallelogram linkage formed by winch. It has proved very successful,
service a range of deck the boom and two links, allows the hook to be positioned both technically and in terms of
machinery to make work on the anywhere in a much larger working envelope than the operating economics. This fibre rope
decks of offshore anchorhandlers alternative knuckleboom layout. Other advantages include handling technology is now being
safer for the crew. The same has been increased lifting height, efficient vertical and horizontal incorporated into Rolls-Royce cranes,
done for platform supply vessels that load handling with good heave compensation. The crane giving sensitive load control in ultra
have to load and discharge cargo at itself has a low centre of gravity and is light for its power deep water with very effective heave
rigs and platforms, often in rough and capability. compensation. The same technology
sea conditions. The first crane of the 50t active heave compensated is also being used successfully for
This work continues, with a dual draglink type is being supplied to Olympic Shipping. oceanographic research. [RW]
number of new systems under It can handle 50t loads at an outreach of 8m, or 20t on a
development or specified for vessels 20m arm. The active heave compensation system allows
currently under construction. for substantial movements either side of nominal. A
With the acquisition of Odim and version designed specifically for platform supply vessels
new agreements with partners, (PSV) is also ready for delivery and will be fitted to the UT
Rolls-Royce has been able to 754 WP now being built for Farstad Shipping. 1. On the dual draglink
rationalise and expand its marine Two types of crane – knuckleboom and dual draglink crane, a special
crane activities. – each have advantages and applications and both are linkage formed
by the boom
Rail-mounted cranes for supply being manufactured and further developed. Feedback and two links,
vessels and anchorhandlers are a on a 150t knuckleboom crane with heave compensation allows the hook
to be positioned
feature of many vessels equipped delivered to Havila Subsea has been positive and two other anywhere in a much
larger working
by Rolls-Royce, with over a hundred cranes of this configuration are now going into service. envelope, compared
to the knuckleboom
now in service. They can be fitted With offshore construction work in deep water layout.
with remote controlled manipulators growing rapidly and operations in 4,000m depths 2. A knuckleboom
crane with 150t
to make anchor handling operations becoming increasingly the basis for specifications, the capacity and heavy
involving chains and wires under high application of fibre rope is gaining ground as the limits compensation is in
service with Havila
tension far safer for the deck crew. of steel wire is reached. Fibre ropes require special Subsea.


Regional Focus

Marine Policing
Unit of London’s the
Metropolitan Police
patrols 48 miles of
the river Thames,
from Dartford to
Hampton Court.
Largest vessel in the
fleet is the Rolls-Royce
propelled logistic
support vessel, Patrick
Colquhoun capable of
over 30 knots.

Maritime excellence:
from the Bosporus
to the Baltic
In this, the first of a two-part focus on Europe,
In-depth looks at the wealth of diversity across
the European maritime industry and how
Rolls-Royce is positioned throughout the
continent to serve its growing number of
customers, while continuing to develop
innovative technologies and invest in world-
class manufacturing and service facilities.

n this issue, we take an inside
view at how Rolls-Royce has

PHOTO Bourbon
developed marine operations in
countries stretching from Turkey
to Poland, through the busy shipping
lanes of the Mediterranean, the
English Channel and the southern
shores of the Baltic Sea. Activities
in the Nordic countries and the
opportunities in Russia and the Arctic
region will be subject of a regional
focus in the next issue.

World’s largest
maritime territory
The European Union countries,
collectively, have a coastline seven
times that of the US and four times
as long as Russia’s. When outlying
regions are included, the EU also has
the world’s largest maritime territory.
Europe was the base for world
maritime exploration over the
centuries and is now the home to
some of the world’s biggest merchant
shipping fleets, with names such as
Maersk, MSC and P&O all based in
European waters while plying their
trade across the globe.
There’s no surprise, then, that the
maritime industry is a significant
driving force in the economies of
Europe, playing a key role in the
movement of people and cargo, is investing to provide support across all sectors of the A network of convenient, fully
fishing, energy production and of industry in this hugely diverse region. equipped facilities in the major
course, in the defence of nations ports are supplemented by mobile
through significant naval capabilities. Supporting European shipping engineering capability in the shape
Around 40 per cent of all freight across the globe of containerised workshops, which
moved in Europe, is classed as Short In recent years, Rolls-Royce has invested significantly in a can be deployed exactly where and
Sea Shipping, meaning many of network of state-of-the-art marine service centres across when they’re needed.
hundreds of vessels moving a wide Europe, with new or expanded facilities opening recently
variety of products over a complex in Rotterdam, Genoa, Hamburg and Gdynia. In addition Mediterranean
network of trading routes 365 days to the larger service centres, even greater geographic The Mediterranean is dominated
a year. coverage is maintained through an extensive team of by the Merchant sector with an
Europe is also the base for many service engineers, many working from local dedicated abundance of cruise ships and ferries
of the world’s leading ship designers offices, such as those in Greece, Spain, France and Turkey. catering to millions of tourists, and
and manufacturers of highly “We mustn’t forget that Europe is by far the world’s cargo ships of all classes serving
advanced marine equipment. While largest ship owning region, and with those owners the numerous ports, ranging from
ship building volume may have operating across the globe, we can support them through Istanbul, Naples and Genoa, to
declined sharply in the last 25 years, our global service network covering 35 countries,” says Barcelona and Marseille.
there are still around 200 yards in Martin Hall, SVP, Services – Europe. However, the merchant sector is
Europe building ocean-going vessels, “Owners choose to carry out maintenance work at not completely dominant. Italy is
while many yards are serving the whatever yard offers the optimum and most cost effective one example of where Rolls-Royce
growth in demand for ship repairs. solution, and at a time that fits operating schedules, so we also has broad coverage across the
Despite recent economic turmoil actually work with our customers worldwide, offering a naval and offshore sectors, with FF
in many European countries, the consistent level of support.” waterjets powering the Navy’s V2000
shipping industry plays a significant In Europe, Rolls-Royce has a mix of fixed and mobile fast attack craft – a fleet which will
part in the way continental countries service capability, covering an area from the eastern total 100 boats – and one of the
do business with each other and Mediterranean to the Atlantic coast, the Baltic and world’s largest offshore companies
the rest of the world. Rolls-Royce Nordic region. Saipem, operating Rolls-Royce 29

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designed UT vessels. Istanbul. Rolls-Royce has established an office in Tusla, in 1. French company
Bourbon operates
The Rolls-Royce marine service centre in Genoa, Italy, the heart of Turkey’s ship building and repair industry. a number of
is a hub for activity in the region, and as site manager The city’s main ferry operator, IDO, is Europe’s largest designed and
Stefano Lavezzaro explains, the facility has become ferry operator by passenger number, moving a colossal equipped vessels,
including those
popular with customers, since opening in 2009. 100 million people every year. Fifteen of IDO’s fleet use that provide
He says: “Italy is one of the world leaders in the design Rolls-Royce propulsion products including Kamewa support to vessels
in distress.
and construction of luxury yachts. This is a key market for waterjets and Azipull thrusters.
2. Retractable
our smaller Kamewa waterjets and since the opening of Turkey’s Navy is embarking on a major expansion stablisers are
designed and
the Genoa service centre, we are seeing many customers over the coming decade, with more than 100 new ships manufactured at
choose Rolls-Royce for overhaul of these components proposed. Many of these platforms will be suited to the Rolls-Royce
facilty in
during the winter months. We have around 600 of the Rolls-Royce propulsion systems and discussions continue Dunfermline, UK.
These units are for
small waterjets in service in the region.” between the company, shipyards and the Navy. the Royal Navy’s
“We also have azimuth thrusters on tugs in all the major new QE class
ports, and have close relationships with the three main North and West 3. Hamburg is one of
tug builders in Europe. We have around 50 per cent of the Europe has a significant number of specialist design Europe’s busiest
ports and is now
Mediterranean market for tug propulsion.” and production facilities, each focused on specific areas served by a new
and enlarged
The cross-sector spread is similar in France, where of marine technology. In the UK, Rolls-Royce provides marine service
Bourbon, another of the leading offshore companies is technical leadership in relation to a number of products
an operator of a sizeable fleet of Rolls-Royce UT vessels, including marine gas turbines, replenishment-at-sea
deployed in oil fields around the world, as well as ocean systems, electrical power and control systems and thrust
going tugs stationed around the entire French coastline. and propulsion shaft line bearings.
The French Navy uses Rolls-Royce equipment, such as Bristol is the European headquarters for the Rolls-Royce
Mermaid Pods and stabilising fins on the Mistral class Naval business. The range of marine gas turbines is
amphibious assault ships and propellers on the aircraft developed here, with the MT30, the world’s most power
carrier Charles de Gaulle. dense, designed, assembled and tested on site. The Naval
Turkey has a buoyant shipping industry, together with team specialises in systems integration offering bespoke
a maritime cluster of more than 50 shipyards around packages suited to customers’ requirements. A dedicated

naval ship design team has recently

been established.


In Newcastle, the Rolls-Royce
Michell Bearings business
manufactures shaft line bearings
and thrust blocks for a range of
commercial and naval customers.
Replenishment-at-sea systems are
also designed at the site.
At Portsmouth, close to the UK’s
largest Naval base, the Rolls-Royce
Marine Electrical Systems business
specialises in low voltage control
systems used predominantly in naval
ships and submarines.
Further north in Scotland, a major
investment in service capability has
seen the establishment of a hub for
diesel engine repair and overhaul
at Dunfermline. The facility is also
a centre of excellence for motion
control systems, designing and
manufacturing retractable and fixed
fin stabilisers. It is currently involved in
the manufacture of underwater tidal
turbines for a demonstration project
off the Orkney Islands.
The UK has a burgeoning market
in offshore wind farms and a number close to the ship repair yards, simplifying communications shipping as proposed environmental
of smaller yards are developing and ensuring the prompt supply of parts and labour. legislation becomes a reality. As an
innovative designs for support and Emission Controlled Area (ECA), the
crew boats. Rolls-Royce is supplying Naval capability – mission critical shipping across the entire region
increasing numbers of waterjets to across Europe will be subject to allowable sulphur
many of this new class of vessel in The UK Royal Navy is the largest European naval user of emissions of less than 0.1 per cent,
a market that is set to grow with Rolls-Royce equipment that powers a wide range of vessels meaning technologies such as the
increased use of renewable energy in from the entire fleet of nuclear powered submarines to the Rolls-Royce range of lean burn gas
UK waters. latest Type 45 Daring class destroyers. A major part of the engines will see a growth in demand.
Europe’s largest port, Rotterdam, is propulsion system for the two new Queen Elizabeth class The need to comply with such
home to one of the largest Rolls-Royce aircraft carriers is being supplied by Rolls-Royce. tough restrictions is seeing more
marine service centres. The facility has The company pioneered the development of owners turn to environmentally
recently undergone a major expansion, the marine gas turbine more than 50 years ago and friendly solutions, which in turn is
which has doubled workshop space subsequently developed engines such as the Tyne, Spey, driving technological advances across
to 1,500m2 and the introduction of the Olympus, WR-21 and today, the MT30. the industry and indeed Europe.
latest equipment used in the servicing Most of Europe’s navies operate Rolls-Royce equipment Rolls-Royce continues to invest
marine products. in their fleets, and gas turbines are also in service with heavily in R&D, and with the world’s
France, The Netherlands, Greece, Belgium, Bulgaria and largest range of marine products,
Southern Baltic Romania. the Group will be at the forefront of
Last year, Rolls-Royce opened two The naval shipbuilding industry in Western Europe has developing the solutions that will
new service centres in mainland an enviable heritage. Technical prowess means these yards transform shipping in Europe and
Europe, Gdynia, near the southern are still delivering some of the world’s most advanced beyond. [CT]
Baltic port of Gdansk in Poland, warships. Many commercial yards are now building naval
and Hamburg on Germany’s North ships, leading to a growing cross over in technology
Sea coast (see page 31). These new from the merchant and offshore sector, and Rolls-Royce 1. Type 45 destroyers
are now in service
world-class facilities are designed to has established links with such yards, many of which are with the UK’s
Royal Navy. The
provide significantly more workshop experienced in building and installing Rolls-Royce designs all-electric ships
space with the capability to handle and equipment. are equipped with
a range of
and overhaul the larger items of Rolls-Royce
systems that
Rolls-Royce marine equipment. They A future of challenges include WR-21
are located close to the waterfront, and opportunities gas turbines
and Kamewa
which puts the local service teams The coming years will witness massive change for global propellers. 31

New European Service Centres

up and running
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New and enlarged service facilities in have been designed to cope with the largest thrusters
and equipment. In addition to providing service engineers
Hamburg and near Gdansk in Poland are with a range of servicing and maintenance skills across the
enabling Rolls-Royce to provide a broader Rolls-Royce product range, the facility is also the base for
new equipment sales and spare parts for the Baltic region.
range of services in the region The larger Gdynia facility replaces the smaller service office
formerly located in the city.

By 2014, around 60 service engineers are expected to be
ast year, Rolls-Royce opened two new service centres in mainland Europe,
operating from Rolls-Royce Poland facilities.
Gdynia, near the port of Gdansk on the southern Baltic and Hamburg on
Germany’s North Sea coast. Every year, around 60,000 ships enter or leave
Hamburg, Germany
the Baltic Sea, so these world-class facilities are equipped to provide a
The newest European service centre is located in the Port of
significantly enhanced support capability for customers who operate from or use
Hamburg, one of the largest commercial ports in the region.
these centres for ship repairs.
Opened in September last year, the new 1,100m2 centre
centralises all Rolls-Royce personnel previously working at
Gdynia, Poland three separate locations in the city.
Officially unveiled in 2011, the Gdynia facility is located in one of Europe’s largest
The workshop is well equipped with repair and overhaul
ship repair yard clusters and is equipped to support and maintain the extensive
capabilities for a wide range of equipment including
range of Rolls-Royce products in service in the Baltic. The site benefits from having
thrusters, propellers, steering gear and winches. It also
direct access to the waterfront with ease of access to nearby repair yards, serving
benefits from specialist machining capabilities, allowing a
a variety of customers from the commercial and offshore sectors, as well as the
wide range of repairs to be undertaken in-house.
Polish Navy.
The facility is also the centre of excellence for the design
Rolls-Royce has operated a manufacturing facility in Gniew, Poland, for over a
and manufacture of tank-based stabilising and anti-heeling
decade, producing winches for merchant, fishing and offshore vessels, and the
systems, which automatically control water movement
safer deck equipment range for offshore vessels. The Gdynia facility now increases
between tanks on either side of a ship to give balance and
capability in Poland to service a wider range of products that includes diesel
counteract roll in rough seas.
and gas engines, thrusters, steering gear and propellers. It also has the specialist
Like Gdynia, Hamburg has a team of highly skilled
machining capability to provide a range of additional services that include
engineers, available 24/7 to respond to customers’ needs
propeller blade polishing and root machining.
throughout the region. [DC]
“Poland is an important market for Rolls-Royce and this is reflected in our
decision to develop a major new facility in Gdynia, one of the Baltic’s busiest
ports,” says Martin Hall, SVP, Services – Europe. “This will help our customers 1. External view of
maximise availability of their vessels by giving them access to highly skilled service the new Hamburg
engineers and state-of-the-art workshop facilities.” 2. Over 100 guests
The site comprises 1,000m2 of workshop, stores area and office space, and has attended the
formal opening in
space to accommodate future expansion. Workshop height and crane capacity Poland.


UT 788 CD Lewek
Fulmar delivers the
floating production,
storage and
offloading vessel
Lewek EMAS to the
Chim Sao Field,

EMAS invests in flexibility

with performance
Two UT 788 CDs are now operating for EMAS in
support of client operations. They are the largest UT
Offshore vessels to be built in Asia to date and the
design was developed in close cooperation with
the customer to meet a strict set of requirements.

ewek Fulmar and Lewek Falcon are among the
1 most powerful vessels of their type operating


today. They are multifunctional deepwater
anchor-handling tug supply and service vessels
with many capabilities: ultra-deepwater anchor-handling,
towing and supply. The specific design brief was to extend
their service scope capability and as such, they can also
support other tasks related to subsea construction, ROV
intervention, subsea maintenance and repair work.
“Central to our vision was that these new vessels would
be technically complex, making the very best of available
technology and able to deliver our clients’ future needs,
even before they knew what those needs were,” says Robin
Kirkpatrick, Chief Executive Officer of EMAS Marine.
“We are continuing to expand globally, to markets
outside Asia where complex vessels are the norm, so
the ability to safely undertake deepwater and harsh
environment operations was at the forefront of our
decision to invest. We took the view that only companies
able to meet the exacting demands of harsh environment
deep water operations and able to satisfy ever more
demanding clients would continue to be successful,”
adds Kirkpatrick. “Early on, there was a lot of dialogue
between Rolls-Royce and ourselves, as we worked out the
key design and performance parameters. Minimising the
vessel’s environmental impact and maximising crew safety
2 and comfort were high on the list.”

Powerful and capable

Meeting these demands requires sizable and powerful
vessels, 93.4m long overall, 22m beam with a max draught
of 7.87m and over 25,000kW of installed power and the
largest bollard pull ever achieved from a vessel built
in Asia.
The 815m2 of deck area is strengthened for heavy
cargoes and ensures all the normal supplies can be
carried up to a deadweight of 4,700 tonnes. Built to
Lloyd’s Register LRS +100A1 class with DP (AA), the vessels
meet Lloyd’s Register Environmental Protection (EP)
requirements for reduced emissions and water pollution
risks. Double skin construction protects fuel tanks and
potentially polluting cargo in the event of collision
or grounding.
With its full outfit of Rolls-Royce equipment and systems
the UT 788 CD offers impressive capabilities. The main
hydraulic winch has three drums for different tasks. The
anchor-handling drum can pull 500 tonnes and the two
3 towing/working drums have pulls of 450 tonnes and
can hold 750 tonnes on the brake. All have a large wire
capacity and large rig chain lockers provide for ultra-
deepwater anchor-handling.
The main winch is complemented by secondary
winches and deck equipment for safely handling wires
and chains. An installed ROV hanger suitable for a work
class ROV complete with control office is incorporated in
the hull design. Lewek Falcon additionally has a 150t active
heave compensated knuckle boom crane aft and a second
work class ROV on a mezzanine deck.
Sister ship Lewek Fulmar has a 350 tonne capacity A
frame in way of the stern which uses the existing 35

Rolls-Royce winch set up, so that work like the handling of stability and a larger deck area, it was possible to get 1. Lewek Falcon at
torpedo anchors can be safely undertaken. everything done in a single trip, a few days ahead of speed.
2. The Rolls-Royce
Crew safety, another key requirement, is enhanced by schedule, working to world class safety standards. automation and
the Rolls-Royce Safer Deck Operations systems. Remote The second job was the successful installation of the control system.
3. Robin Kirkpatrick,
controlled travelling cranes and manipulators, pennant co-owned FPSO Lewek EMAS for Vietnam’s Chim Sao Chief Executive
wire winder and other equipment are used to reduce the oil project, a job well within the vessel’s capability. The Officer of EMAS
risk to sea staff during operations. job demonstrated the full suite of services provided by 4. Both UT 788 CDs
the EMAS group with EMAS Production converting and have a number of
additional features
Hybrid system savings operating the FPSO, EMAS AMC installing the FPSO, EMAS to enhance safety
on deck.
Depending on the type of operation, the UT 788 CD can Energy doing the well pre-testing and EMAS Marine 5. View of the bridge.
run in any of six principle propulsion modes. This caters supporting the entire project.
for the large differences in power demand in the various Having complex vessels and projects means there is
operating modes to both cut fuel consumption and a need for a highly competent crew able to get the best
reduce emissions. Two 8,000kW main engines drive the from the vessel. These UT 788 vessels provide greater
propellers and also generate electricity. They can be crew comfort and attention to safety, which helps to both
used in various combinations with the four 2,230kW attract and retain staff as the new vessels create a very
auxiliary generator sets to give a diesel mechanical or positive working environment. This, coupled with EMAS’
diesel-electric system, providing power in the most commitment to staff training and development, such as
efficient way for propulsion, manoeuvring and for the evidenced by the company’s commitment in its $10M
deck and hotel electrical modes. EMAS Training Academy and Simulation Centre, makes a
Electric motors supplement the main engines when powerful combination.
high power is required on the propellers. Conversely, two “These vessels are niche, deepwater capable and I
retractable azimuth thrusters deliver low speed with very believe this is the first time a Singapore based company
low fuel consumption and provide part of the dynamic had made a real commitment to complex vessels of the
positioning capacity. standard found more typically found in the North Sea for
“In diesel-electric mode the fuel cost saving is example,” says Kirkpatrick.
exceptional, up to 71 per cent compared to diesel “With a complex vessel, you have the ability to trade
mode at the same output”, says Michael Petersson, Fleet down to maximise utilisation and hybrid propulsion gives
Manager, EMAS Marine, “with a respectable bollard pull of us the flexibility to market the vessels into different roles.
158 tonnes”. More capability can deliver projects quicker with greater
“The diesel-electric mode is utilised particularly during safety, potentially lower costs and a much reduced
voyage, standing by, towing and shallow water anchor- environmental footprint,” adds Kirkpatrick. “Ensuring our
handling. As a result, running hours of the main engines customers understand these key differentiators is our
is reduced between 50-80 per cent depending on charter next challenge but is a challenge that we relish taking on.”
requirements. Further savings will also be achieved in Lewek Fulmar has now commenced a multi-year
maintenance and spare parts costs. Clients also benefit contract with a major client in Brazil and Lewek Falcon
through significantly reduced fuel costs”. is now working full time for EMAS AMC, EMAS’s
The first job the Lewek Fulmar undertook in 2011 growing subsea construction division that has over 40
was for a client Offshore India, laying out rig moorings. years of collective experience in design, construction,
Although a relatively small project, due to improved transportation and installation work. [AR]

4 5

Working together to reduce weight and

enhance efficiency

The projected
chain is never stronger than its weakest The catamaran is Brisbane
link. Therefore, to build a fast ferry with fuel shipbuilder Aluminium Boat
target weight has consumption that is an improvement over the Australia’s largest to date and has
been achieved for industry standard requires real team work from
the designer, shipyard and equipment suppliers through
been built on time, to budget and
meets the very ambitious weight
a new series of five to the customer. During recent sea trials of the first vessel, goals set by the designer at the
37m Australian Capricorn Dancer, that teamwork has been proven to
deliver, with lower fuel use per passenger than a small four
outset of the project. Even the paint
selection reduces weight. Vinyl was
catamarans, and the cylinder car for low environmental impact. used on the superstructure for its
tailored installation of Using the latest CFD analysis, FEA and 3D structural/
systems modelling tools, the design is both light and very
eye catching appearance. Offering a
life span two to four times of normal
the latest generation efficient, giving a low resistance with a minimal wake and paint, it is also considerably thinner,
Rolls-Royce wash. The designer of the new ferries is One2Three Naval
Architects. As the catamarans will operate in an Australian
contributing to the weight saving.
The key systems integrator for
aluminium waterjets marine park environment, where endangered Dugongs the shipyard, supplying all the
is a key factor live, the hull is engineered to have no external protrusions,
with a rounded profile to create a minimal impact zone,
electronics, as well as the gearboxes
and waterjets, is Ultimate Marine
in overall vessel together with a very shallow draught of 1.3m with no keel Power. Four of the newly developed
performance. or external raw water intakes. Kamewa 40A3 series waterjets were 37

1 2

can be reduced by approximately 30 per cent, while

still delivering the same manoeuvring force as its
predecessor, adding to the vessel’s overall fuel efficiency.
“To assist the yard and designer in their weight saving
fforts and reduce installation time, we were able to
put both waterjets for each hull on a single base plate,
the full width of the hull,” says Joakim Adamsson, sales
manager. “This enabled us to include the stiffeners
ffeners as
required to maintain the hull stiffness and strength,
while reducing the stiffeners
ffeners required for the waterjets
themselves, which resulted in a weight saving of five
to 10 per cent compared to a conventional separate
waterjet installation. We were also able to move to
composite shafting within the Rolls-Royce scope of
PHOTO Aluminium Boats

supply, which reduced the weight of the couplings and to give the required service speed,
shaft by almost 50 per cent.” which should result in good engine
In addition, an interceptor and active ride control life and extended time between
system from Humphree was supplied. This interceptor overhauls.
system has an automatic trim optimisation system and The first three of the 400
once set, ensures that the vessel always operates at its passenger Enviro Cat ferries have
most favourable trim, minimising the power demand. At now been delivered to Transit
the contract speed, the interceptors brought down the Systems Australia, who place low
selected for propulsion, each driven power demand by 20 per cent. However, the effect ffect of the
ff operational costs and redundancy
by a separate 515kW diesel. As well interceptors was already included in the naval architect’s high on their list of requirements. It
as offering
ffering the highest efficiency
ff resistance estimates, based on previous experience. will operate five of these ferries on
on the market, the waterjets To ensure accurate and easy installation of the the LNG project between Gladstone
have a stainless steel mixed flow interceptors, an adaptor plate was also part of the Harbour and Curtis Island on the
pump for long service life and low Rolls-Royce supply and was designed and fitted in central Queensland coast. [AR]
maintenance costs. Even though cooperation with Ultimate Marine Power. All hull
key pump components are stainless penetrations were made at the factory. 1. The new Kamewa
A3 series waterjets
steel, the Kamewa units are still very The quad engine and waterjet system delivered a confer excellent
light, weighing less than comparable manoeuvrability
maximum speed in trials of 36 knots, though the Enviro and have much
axial flow waterjets. Cat’s operating speed will be restricted to 25 knots due improved reversing
efficiency. For the
The Kamewa A3 series of to harbour restrictions on the route. When transiting at same manoeuvring
force, much less
waterjets also feature a newly low passenger loads, fuel consumption and emissions energy is required
developed steering nozzle and are further reduced as two engines can be shut down for lower fuel bills.
2. Each pair of
reversing bucket, greatly improving while still maintaining the required speed. The ferries waterjets is
steering and reversing efficiency. mounted on a
provide high passenger comfort and will be able to specially designed
This, together with the improved keep to schedule on three engines, which provides base plate the full
width of the hull
pump performance characteristics, exceptional redundancy for operators. In normal to save weight and
simplify installation
means that power in reverse operation, only 75 per cent power is needed on each jet at the yard.
PHOTO Transocean

Propelling and
positioning drillships
As the search for new reserves of offshore oil and gas
moves into very deep waters, operators are continuing to
invest in dynamically positioned units that use multiple
azimuth thrusters to remain on station. 39

rillships and semi-submersible rigs are drilling operations are in progress.
designed to undertake drilling operations in Operators are now increasingly
waters that can be over 3,000m deep. However, concerned about emissions and the
drillships are able to propel themselves from environment, so these propulsion,
well to well, unlike most semi-submersible rigs that must manoeuvring and positioning
rely on transport ships or towing to change location. demands have to be met with the
Therefore, in an industry where “time can be measured in minimum of energy consumption
thousands of dollars”, there has been a growing take up of and resultant CO2 emissions.
drillships. Rolls-Royce provides the thrusters for both types “The UUC-series thrusters are not
of rig and has an established reputation as the main player the lightest units on the market
in the market. but they win on performance
As the rig owners invest more and more in drillships, the and robustness,” says Jarle Hessen,
excellent track record built up by these sturdy Rolls-Royce General Manager for offshore
ffshore E&P
azimuth thrusters has resulted in them being selected for a propulsion sales. “We favour large
number of drillship newbuilds. reduction ratios and big, slow
“In the course of 2011, eleven different
fferent companies
ff turning propellers to give maximum
have ordered a total of 21 drillships and have specified thrust, combined with strong
Rolls-Royce thrusters,” reports Helge Gjerde, Senior VP for construction for reliability to provide
ffshore engines and propulsion. “All the vessels are to be
ff a long service life.”
built by yards in South Korea, with deliveries scheduled Propulsion for drillships has
from this year and out to 2014. The customers include been a Rolls-Royce speciality since
Seadrill, Noble, Atwood, Ocean Rig, Pacific Drilling, propellers and tunnel thrusters
Vantage, Fred Olsen, Pride (now part of Ensco) and Aker were first supplied in 1980, multiple
Drilling (now part of Transocean).” azimuth thruster installations grew
The thrusters selected are the Rolls-Royce UUC-series from the mid 1990s and numerous
that can be mounted or removed for service underwater, drillships with Rolls-Royce UCC
without drydocking the drillship. This results in significant thrusters have been constructed in
time saved when a thruster exchange is required. Each the past few years.
vessel will have six thrusters, normally three in a triangular Several of the vessels now on
layout at the bow and three in a similar arrangement at order are to the latest version of
the stern. Thruster frame size and power varies from vessel the GustoMSC P10,000 design,
to vessel within the 4,500 – 5,500kW power range per unit built under licence by HHI in South
and fixed pitch propellers are specified. Korea. The hull is 210m long with
When working at great depths, drillships will always 36m beam, displacing about 70,000
be operating in DP mode without anchoring. As they tonnes. These drillships are capable
are large and susceptible to wind and waves, this places of dual activity drilling in water
a heavy demand on thruster performance. Reliability depths of 3,600m to a total drilling
is equally important to ensure the ship is maintained depth of 12,000m. [RW]
accurately in position, no matter what the weather when

1. 2 1. The drillship
2. UUC-series
4. thruster can be
removed and re-
installed without
drydocking the
PHOTO Transocean

QE carrier programme
PHOTO BAE Systems 41

The UK Royal Navy’s

Queen Elizabeth
class aircraft
carrier programme
continues to
forge ahead, with
significant progress
in the modular ship-
build and equipment
deliveries during the
past year.

olls-Royce is supplying a
comprehensive range of
propulsion equipment and
system to both ships Queen
Elizabeth and Prince of Wales. On
each ship, this includes two MT30
gas turbines, 7m diameter propellers
with shaftlines, bearings and thrust
blocks, steering gear, rudders,
retractable stabilisers and the low
voltage electrical system.
Rolls-Royce equipment for first-
of-class, Queen Elizabeth, is now
completed and work on the second
ship continues to be planned, with
numerous Rolls-Royce facilities
delivering products, tested, certified
and stored ready for installation.
Queen Elizabeth is due to be handed
over to the Royal Navy in 2015.
The ships’ hulls are being
constructed in modular sections
at a number of UK yards and then
transported by barge to the Rosyth
Dockyard, near Edinburgh.
A significant milestone was
achieved during 2011 when one
of the largest “blocks” of the hull,
The 65,000 tonne
QE class carriers will the 8,000t Lower Block 03 was
provide a four acre
military operating moved from the BAE Systems yard
base that can be in Glasgow, via the north coast of
deployed worldwide
and will be versatile Scotland to Rosyth. Sponsons and
enough to support
operations ranging the upper deck have now been
from war efforts
to delivering
fitted to this block and the full width
humanitarian aid and of the 75-metre flight deck is now
disaster relief.
clearly visible.

In February 2012, production of

the Prince of Wales started when the 1
first steel was cut for the forward
hull section. Known as Lower Block
2, the huge section, which will
weigh around 6,000t on completion,
is being built at BAE Systems in
Portsmouth Naval Base - the home
of the Queen Elizabeth class.
The Aircraft Carrier Alliance or
ACA is responsible for delivering
the Queen Elizabeth class carriers to
time and cost. It comprises a single
integrated team of BAE Systems,
Babcock, Thales UK and the MOD,
who acts as both partner and client.
The power and propulsion system
is being supplied by a sub-alliance
led by Thales UK, also part of the
main Aircraft Carrier Alliance. The
other partners are Rolls-Royce,
Converteam, now part of GE Energy
and L3. Together they are responsible
for the design, procurement,
manufacture, integration, test and
delivery of the integrated electric
propulsion system.

Latest deliveries
During 2011, Rolls-Royce completed
all four 36MW MT30 gas turbines for
both ships and the first pair is now
at sub-contractor Cullum Detuners,
where packaging into the steel
acoustic enclosures is underway,
together with the alternator,
manufactured by sub-alliance
partner GE Energy. The first complete
gas turbine alternator package
that will weigh around 75t is due
to be delivered to the ship in late
2012. A successful engine removal
demonstration was carried out to
prove the ease with which more than 20 tonnes, perform the essential role of film of oil which forms between the
the MT30 gas turbine, weighing transferring the thrust from the propellers into the hull stationary white-metal lined bearing
six tonnes, can be exchanged to drive the ship forward. components and the rotating shafts.
when the ships are in service. The lineshaft bearings support the weight of the The oil film is similar in thickness
The purpose built simulator propellers and the steel shafts that run through the to a strand of human hair, making
included bulkheads to replicate the ship and are turned by large electric motors. Due to control of the dimensional and
dimensions and clearances that are propulsion system configuration the port shaft is the geometrical tolerances as well as
on the actual ship. longest and supported by two bearings. The shorter the surface finish of the bearing
The final set of Michell thrust starboard shaft has only one. components critically important.
and lineshaft bearings for the Both types of bearing are of a water-cooled, self- One of the major challenges for the
second ship, Prince of Wales was contained design using heat exchangers to maintain project was the size and complexity
handed over recently, designed and the fixed volume of oil in each bearing at controlled of the bearings and the stringent
manufactured at the Rolls-Royce temperatures. When the shafts are rotating, a shaft certification requirements for
Newcastle facility. For each ship, mounted disc in each bearing transfers oil from the naval applications.
Rolls-Royce has supplied two thrust casing bottom reservoir to the top, from where it During the handover, Jim Bennett,
blocks and three shaft line bearings. lubricates the working surfaces of the bearings. Power & Propulsion Director for the
The thrust blocks, each weighing The radial and thrust loads are supported on a thin Aircraft Carrier Alliance, praised the 43

1. The ability to
3 easily exchange
a 6 tonne MT30
gas turbine when
the carriers are
in service has
been proven on
a purpose built
2. A ship set of three
propeller shaft
bearings and two
thrust blocks.
Together, they
safely handle
over 74MW of
propulsive power.
3. The LV electrical
system for each
vessel comprises
over 650 items
and 2,500km of

team at Newcastle and said, “The mission systems, the auxiliary systems and all ship build schedule, which is quite
Michell Bearings site has almost 100 domestic services, with significant volumes of something on a project of this size
years of association with the Royal equipment completed to date. Each ship will have and complexity.”
Navy, and this latest contract marks more than 600 individual items ranging from Ben Ford, Programme Manager
a significant milestone for the QE switchboards and distribution panels to starter boards, – QE Class added, “There are
class project.” changeover switches and battery boxes, with over significant challenges ahead, but
“With over 37MW per shaft to 2,500km of cabling. with the maturity of the sub-alliance
transmit, these bearings are not and the partners working in the ‘best
without challenges in design and “Best-for-project” ethos for project’ ethos we are well placed
manufacture. The team who have The team working approach of the power and to deliver to time, quality and cost.”
built them should be very proud propulsion sub-alliance has delivered real benefits to the When complete, the QE class
of the part they are playing in programme in the building of these two 65,000t ships, carriers will be the biggest and most
delivering such impressive and with all partners adopting a “best-for-project” approach powerful surface warships ever
capable ships to the Royal Navy.” to overcome challenges and optimise delivery. constructed in the UK. [CT]
Rolls-Royce is also supplying the David McConnell, Programme Director – QE Class,
entire low-voltage system for the said: “To date, the power and propulsion alliance has not
ships that will provide power to the been late on one delivery, and not adversely affected the

placing rocks

PHOTO Van Oord

PHOTO Van Oord

1 2

The flexible fallpipe vessel part of the package. 3

Fallpipe vessels are one of the
Stornes is equipped with a range indispensable tools for offshore
of Rolls-Royce systems to ensure exploitation and one of the essential
pieces of equipment in the field of
accurate vessel positioning and high-end offshore engineering.
rock placement for deepwater This special type of self-unloader
is able to install rock close to fixed
offshore projects. structures like rigs. Following

commissioning, Stornes went to
utch Company Van Oord’s new flexible fallpipe work on rock installation projects
vessel or FFPV, the Stornes went into service in the Norwegian sector of the
during the last quarter of 2011, following North Sea. Likely future offshore
a christening at the Wilhelmina dock in projects are the installation of rock
Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The vessel was built at the to secure oil and gas pipelines
Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore yard in China. or installation of foundations for
The Stornes is an ocean-going vessel that will be used offshore wind farms. Other specific
mainly in the oil and gas industry for precision protection tasks that can be undertaken include
of pipelines and cables and has been designed to work in free span correction, pipeline
waters ranging from 300-1,200m deep. It is the third flexible stabilisation, pipeline crossing and
fallpipe vessel in the Van Oord fleet, and with a deadweight trench backfilling.
of 27,000t is also the largest. Van Oord developed the flexible
It is 175m long with a 26m beam and 10.67m draught. fallpipe technology in-house. Rocks
PHOTO Van Oord

Speed is 14.7knots. There is accommodation for up to are lowered through the fallpipe at
51 people. a controlled rate and it is guided by
Rolls-Royce systems power and propel the vessel. a ROV unit attached to the end. The
Main propulsion is two Bergen B32:40L8P diesels rated at ROV is controlled from the ship and
4,000kW driving Kamewa CP propellers through 3000AGHC can be precisely positioned above
gears, which also drive two 2,200kW shaft alternators. the job ensuring accurate placement
Main propellers and flap rudders are designed for DP of the rocks at depth. The Stornes 1. Aerial view of the
175m long Stornes.
tracking and low noise. They work together with two DP2-system tracks and maintains the
2. The ROV
Rolls-Royce ULC255CP retractable thrusters with electric ship’s position. enables precise
positioning over
drive and three TT2400 tunnel thrusters at the bow, each The entry into service of the Stornes the job.
rated at 1,500kW to give the vessels its DP2 capability. All is part of Van Oord’s comprehensive 3. Rock can be
placed on the
are controlled by the Rolls-Royce supplied automation and investment programme for 2011-2015, seabed at depths
DP-system. Steering gear and deck machinery were also totaling almost €1 billion. [AR] up to 1,200m. 45

Pulling power for today’s

advanced designs
Versatile propulsion systems for high specification tugs are
an ongoing and important part of the Rolls-Royce business.
PHOTO Robert Allan Ltd

2 3 4
PHOTO Damen Shipyards

PHOTO Iske Tugs

ugs that perform ship Angeles. The latest is a conversion of the Campbell Foss. The Also of Damen design, type ASD
assist duties have a varied original main engines have been replaced by smaller units 3111, are the sister tugs Karloo and
operating profile. They have plus gensets and a power management system. Lithium- Kalarka, owned by Half Tide Marine
powerful engines that drive ion batteries are used instead of the lead acid batteries on in Australia. They are powered by two
Rolls-Royce azimuth thrusters to Carolyn Dorothy to provide power for idling and other low engines totaling 4,180kW and two
provide high thrust and exceptional power operations. Reductions in fuel consumption and Rolls-Royce US255 thrusters to give
manoeuvrability. Full power is only emissions are the result. a bollard pull of about 69 tonnes.
required for relatively short periods, The RAmparts 2500W is the design used for two new This design has been very successful,
with the rest of the time spent in compact tugs built for Rimorchiatori Reuniti for shipdocking with some 20 ASD 3111 tugs now in
transit to the next job or waiting on operations in Genoa, Italy. Norvegia and Spagna are both operation. An updated design, the
the next order from the pilot on the equipped with two Rolls-Royce US 205 azimuth thrusters ASD 3112 is coming. Damen’s new
ship being moved. Time is also spent with fixed pitch propellers to deliver a bollard pull of 70 offering will have Rolls-Royce thrusters
moored up waiting for the next job. tonnes and are fitted with an off-ship fire-fighting system. for a 75 tonne bollard pull, and
Therefore the search has been on The tug design is a new variation on the Robert Allan enhanced towing capability in rough
for sometime on the most efficient standard RAmparts 2500 design, with a wider beam of seas. [RW]
way of delivering the right amount 11.25m on a length of 24.4m. The wheelhouse is placed
1. The tug Norvegia
of power, at the right time, to further aft to allow the tugs to work under the bow flare of is built to a new
variation of the
minimise emissions. the vessels they are handling. RAmparts 2500W
Rolls-Royce US 205 FP thrusters Iskes Towing and Salvage is now operating its new tug design.
2. Karloo and Kalarka
have been selected for the second Argus, in the port of Ijmuiden in the Netherlands. The 62.5 are Damen ASD3111
of the Foss hybrid tugs, following the tonne bollard pull tug with a free running speed of 13.6 tugs.
3. The hybrid tug
successful operation over the last two knots is designed and built by Damen, to its popular 28m Carolyn Dorothy.
years of the first of the type, Carolyn ASD 2810 design. Two Rolls-Royce US 205 thrusters propel 4. Argus is built by
Damen to its ASD
Dorothy, at Long Beach and Los the tug, each driven by a 1,865kW diesel engine. 2810 design.

Offshore deliveries
and orders
There is a steady flow of for these vessels from Schlumberger,
who intends to use them for well
XL PSVs building for owner Fratelli
D’Amato. F.D. Indomitable and F.D.
new Rolls-Royce UT-design stimulation, starting in 2013. Honorable were delivered in late 2011,
vessels and systems entering UT 755 numbers continue
and in early 2012 the F.D. Remarkable
joined them, approximately 12
service with operators around to grow months after building commenced.
the globe. New variants of the popular UT 755
platform supply vessel design
The UT 755 XL design has a length of
75m, beam of 16m with a deadweight

continue to enter service. of over 3,000t. F.D. Remarkable
ver 650 Rolls-Royce UT-Design vessels are now Topaz Energy and Marine, Dubai, mobilised to the North Sea following
in service or in build. A number have recently have taken delivery of Caspian Provider, delivery and the final vessel, F.D.
been delivered, embodying all the latest design a UT 755 LC. This vessel differs from Incomparable is due to be delivered by
refinements as the industry develops and the previous deliveries of UT 755 LCs to the middle of the year.
focus moves to deep waters and harsh conditions. Topaz Energy and Marine as it has In Canada, Altlantic Towing Ltd has
an additional accommodation deck, taken delivery of Atlantic Condor, a UT
Another two for Island Offshore which gives space for a total of 40 755 LN platform supply vessel with a
Built at the STX OSV yard at Brevik, Norway, Island Centurion persons on board, together with fully integrated Rolls-Royce propulsion
and Island Captain are now in service with specialist covered forecastle deck forward. system and equipment package. The
offshore solutions provider Island Offshore. They are the Caspian Provider will operate out of vessel is now undertaking service work
fifth and sixth UT 776 CD platform supply vessels to go Baku in Azerbaijan. on Encana’s Deep Panuke gas field
into service with the company. Another three of the type The Rosetti Marino yard in Ravenna, 230km off Nova Scotia. Atlantic Condor
are on order, one with a gas and diesel fuelled propulsion Italy has had a busy period recently, is the sixth vessel built for Atlantic
system. Island Offshore have secured a seven-year contract delivering three of the four UT 755 Towing by Halifax Shipyard Ltd.

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2 6

PHOTO Teekay Corporation


Exploration and production

PHOTO Sevan Drilling

Recent semi-submersible drilling rig deliveries that are

powered by Rolls-Royce include West Capricorn for Seadrill,
built at the Jurong yard in Singapore. West Capricorn has
eight underwater mountable thrusters type UUC 355 FP,
each rated at 3,300kW. The rig is built for ultradeep waters
and has been chartered by an undisclosed American
operator for a period of five years.
Sevan Drilling has taken delivery of Sevan Brasil from the
COSCO shipyard group in China. Sevan Brasil is contracted
to Petrobras S.A. on a six-year contract for drilling
operations offshore Brazil. Rolls-Royce has delivered eight
UUC 355 FP thrusters to the rig, each rated at 3,800kW.

Final three for Teekay

The three remaining shuttle tankers in the Amundsen class
for Teekay Shipping were recently delivered. Named Scott
Spirit, Peary Spirit and Nansen Spirit, they are 250m long and
109,290dwt. Rolls-Royce supplied propulsion equipment
packages for all four Teekay shuttle tankers, which includes
twin CP propellers, two retractable azimuth thrusters, a
tunnel thruster at the bow and stern, steering gears and
control system. Nansen Spirit is now operating for Statoil in
the North Sea while Scott Spirit and Peary Spirit operate on
the Norwegian and British shelf when on charter. [MH]
PHOTO Rosetti Marino S.p.A.

1. Island Centurion UT 776 CD.

PHOTO Island Offshore

2. Atlantic Condor UT 755 LN.

3. The circular Sevan Brasil in
4. Caspian Provider UT 755 LC.
5. F. D. Indomitable UT 755 XL.
6. The three Teekay shuttle
tankers were named in
PHOTO Swedish Coast Guard

deliver for
Swedish Coast
Power and manoeuvrability
provided by Rolls-Royce is a key
feature of the propulsion system
for the latest multipurpose
vessels to enter service
protecting Sweden’s coastline.

he new three-vessel fleet of advanced
Coast Guard vessels that now operate from
strategic bases on the Swedish coast are truly
multipurpose. Designed by the Swedish Coast
Guard in cooperation with the Swedish Defence Materiel
Administration (FMV), their primary role is to maintain
the nation’s emergency towing capability in territorial
waters. However, they can also carry out border controls,
pick up oil from the sea, fight fires at sea, control fishing
and rescue distressed sailors. Normally stationed in
Gothenburg, Karlskrona and Visby on the island of
Gotland, two of the fleet are normally always at sea,
operating throughout the Baltic and in the narrow
waters that separate Denmark and Sweden.
The vessels are 82m long, have a beam of 16m and
a design draught of 5m. They have a displacement of
3,900t and a top speed of 16 knots. Designated KBV
001, 002 and 003, all were built by Damen at their yard
in Galati, Romania. The first two vessels comply with
C(2), CLEAN, RP. The third, KBV 003, is classed by GL and is
equipped for chemical recovery at sea.
The first vessel, KBV 001 Poseidon, joined the Swedish
Coast Guard fleet of 40 ships in 2010. All are propelled
KBV 003 Amfitrite
is equipped for by a pair of Rolls-Royce azimuth thrusters as part of the
chemical recovery at
sea, as well as normal diesel-electric propulsion system.
pollution control and “As the Swedish Coast Guard has such a wide range of
emergency duties.
duties to perform,” explains Captain Christer Fjällstrōm,

Captain of KBV 001,” all our next generation ships are 1

designed to be truly multipurpose. Although these
Emergency Towing Vessels are the largest vessels in the
fleet, they are no exception. As we do not have a large
fleet, we have to ensure all vessels can deliver maximum
effectiveness, no matter what the task is, with low
operating costs.”
A nation largely surrounded by sea with a coastline
of 2,700 kilometres and territorial waters of more
than 60,000 square kilometres, Sweden is the largest
shoreline owner in the Baltic. The waters is a vital
natural resource and protecting it is one of the key roles
of the Swedish Coast Guard.

Designed to meet diverse roles

With large tankers now regularly loading near
St. Petersburg and passing close by Sweden’s coast at the
island of Gotland, continuing down to Denmark, and out
into the North Sea, two major tanker accidents off the
coasts of France and Spain illustrated well what could
happen in the Baltic. The environmental consequences
would be considerable. Therefore, the new vessels,
which have 110t bollard pull, are equipped to catch and
hold on station a fully loaded tanker of 150,000dwt, in
conditions up to Force 10 wind conditions.
The major challenge is to be able to undertake
emergency towing in foul weather. Many scenarios
are regularly practised to connect towlines to moving
vessels with the deck-mounted cranes.
PHOTO Swedish Coast Guard

Operating criteria for the new vessel therefore dictated

optimum manoeuvrability and the best possible balance
between high speed for open water patrolling, high
bollard pull for towing and fuel efficient low speeds for
search, rescue and oil recovery.
The most recent addition to the fleet, KBV 003 Amfitrite,
is also equipped for chemical recovery at sea. Additional
onboard systems include accommodation and engine
2 3
filtration systems to ensure safety of the vessel and crew,
should it be necessary to operate in dangerous chemical
cloud conditions.
Normal crew complement is 13, but there is spacious
accommodation for up to 44 to cope with exceptional
circumstances. The computer network is extensive with
an internet connection in each cabin.

Innovative propulsion
To maintain optimum fuel efficiency with low emissions,
the propulsion system is diesel-electric. Six generator
sets provide a total power of 9,000kW.
“Speeds of up to 10 knots can be maintained on
a single engine,” says Hans-Erik Emanuelsson, Chief
Engineer. “This delivers fuel consumption of around
350 l/hr, including the hotel load. Our intention is to
operate all engines at high loads whenever possible, so
the generators are of different sizes enabling the power
to be closely matched to the required load.”
The propulsion package incorporates a pair of
Rolls-Royce US355 azimuth thrusters, which are
directly coupled to electric motors, with three backup
emergency steering systems. There are two thrusters in 51

the bow with one being fully-retractable. The remote 1. The multipurpose
vessels are
control system for the machinery is arranged in the designed to
operate in
control room on deck 4. all weather
Azimuth thrusters were selected for their power for conditions.
2. Captain of KBV 001
towing and manoeuvrability for oil recovery operations Poseidon, Christer
– a key part of the vessels’ duties as there are some 60 Fjällstrōm.
3. Access to the
illegal discharges of oil annually from ships in Swedish US355 azimuth
waters, as well as accidents. thrusters is
unhindered in the
Protecting the environment and the quick, effective spacious thruster
removal of oil and chemical spills before they reach the 4. KBV 001 Chief
land is the responsibility of the Swedish Coast Guard. Engineer, Hans Erik
The goal is to contain a spill within four hours and
mobilise a large vessel to remove it within eight hours.
“Oil recovery operations are nearly always conducted
close to shore at speeds of around three knots,” says
Emanualsson. “Therefore, precise manoeuvring is vital.
We normally operate with two hydraulic systems
running on the thrusters for greater responsiveness, and
collecting booms at 90° from both sides of the vessel.
However, on a recent deployment, we were able to try
something new. Our thruster setup enabled us to move
crab-like through the water at 40 degrees with just one
boom deployed. The hull and boom acted as a funnel,
enabling us to reach maximum oil in record time.”
All vessels have a total of six heated tanks, or a total of
1,300m3, to store recovered oil.

Operational flexibility
Two small high speed craft, one open and one closed, can
be deployed from the side of the vessels at speed. They
are used for investigation or rescue operations, and can be
safely operated and recovered in all but the most severe
conditions. The fire fighting system is equipped with
two water cannons, capable of delivering water at
22,000 litre/min, with a reach of around 150m. The
separate 18m3 foam system has the capacity to spray
foam for around an hour.
The selection of Rolls-Royce propulsors for these latest
vessels continues the Swedish Coast Guard’s 30 years of
experience in using Rolls-Royce propulsion products. [AR]

Helping harness the

power of the wind
Rolls-Royce has been involved from the
beginning with propulsion systems for
offshore wind turbine installation vessels.

he first major contract was to supply systems and products for the pioneering
installation jack-up vessel originally named Mayflower Resolution, now MPI
Resolution operated by MPI Offshore, which is part of the Vroon Group.
MPI Resolution was the first purpose-built wind turbine installation vessel
(WTIV), designed to install foundations, towers and nacelles. It has been very successful,
having been involved in the building of several offshore wind farms.
Rolls-Royce provided complete integrated systems for MPI Resolution, combining its
own products and third party equipment to provide the owner with a single-source
supply. Included were the propulsion and manoeuvring thrusters – four 1.5MW US 205
azimuth thrusters at the stern and three 700kW CP tunnel thrusters at the bow, and
the integrated control system.
MPI is now putting into service two new WTIVs for which
Rolls-Royce has provided both diesel electric power and
propulsion systems. These vessels incorporate the
knowledge gained from operating 53

MPI Resolution under a variety of conditions.

MPI Adventure, the first to be delivered, made the
voyage from the build yard in China to Europe in 2011
and went straight to work. Operating out of Harwich, on
the east coast of England where it is on its first contract,
the MPI Adventure is in charge of installing foundations
and wind turbines on the London Array offshore wind
farm. The wind farm, the world’s largest, is located around
15km from the Kent and Essex coasts in the outer Thames
estuary. Up to 341 turbines will be installed in an area of
around 245km2. When complete, it will provide sufficient
electricity for 750,000 homes.
Sister ship, MPI Discovery, was delivered at the
end of December 2011 and is now operating on the
same project.
MPI Adventure is a large self-propelled jack-up vessel,
138m long with a 40.8m beam, but drawing only 3.5m
light. Six legs allow the vessel to operate in waters of up
to 40m deep, with an ability to jack with 6,000t of cargo
on board. The exact depth depends on the amount of
sinkage of legs into the seabed and clearance needed
between the sea surface and the underside of the
jacked-up hull to avoid wave impact. Dynamic
positioning to DP2 standard enables the vessel to be
accurately located at the spot where a turbine is to

Power and speed

be installed. The main crane is rated for 1,000t at 25m
radius, with a hook height of 104m. The vessels also have
accommodation for 112 people.
Six Rolls-Royce Bergen C25:33L-8 diesel generator
sets provide electrical power for all purposes. Three
Rolls-Royce US 355 fixed pitch azimuth thrusters propel for effective wind
farm support
MPI Adventure, giving a transit speed of 12.5 knots, and are
complemented by three TT 2200 DP tunnel bow thrusters.
These new MPI-operated vessels are designed to
transport, lift and install turbines and foundations
efficiently, based on a good transit speed. They have the
ability to move quickly from one installation location to
Small craft known as wind farm support vessels
the next, position accurately, jack up rapidly and begin are playing a vital role in building offshore wind
installation work with minimum delay. The WTIVs can
also remain on station, jacked-up, in severe weather
farms and their subsequent maintenance.
conditions. [RW] Rolls-Royce waterjets are proving the ideal
means of providing the speed, economy and
the power to safely ferry personnel, as well as
transporting heavy equipment.

ith a growing number speed to and from the wind farm,
wind farms under but when at a wind turbine they
construction and must push hard against fender
entering service, the posts to hold themselves in position
development of the wind farm against wind, waves and currents
One of the latest support vessel or WFSV is rapidly while people transfer to the
vessels to join the expanding. Boatbuilders and tower, or equipment is offloaded.
Vroon MPI Offshore
fleet, MPI Discovery, operators worldwide are competing Good manoeuvrability is vital in
installing wind
turbines at the to develop the best technology all circumstances, along with the
London Array off the
UK’s east coast. and techniques. highest efficiency and safety levels.
Typically, the boats run at high “Waterjets have proved to be a

winning solution and operators are

finding that Rolls-Royce waterjets 1
offer an excellent combination

of speed, static thrust and
manoeuvrability,” says Andy Brett, UK
Sales Manager. “Operator feedback
from vessels in service is good,
and many vessels now on order
will be equipped with these units.
Deliveries include both the smaller
FF-series waterjets and the new
Kamewa A3-series for the highest
possible efficiency and durability.”
In the case of Kamewa A3 series
waterjets, the pump unit (impeller,
impeller housing, stator and steering
nozzle) are all made of stainless
steel and are extremely durable in
demanding applications. The pump
performance has been improved in
both the FF- and Kamewa A3-series,
resulting in very high static thrust,
exceptional cavitation margins and
excellent performance over the 2
whole speed range. All new models

feature factory-mounted hydraulic
valves and piping to reduce
installation time and costs for the
yard. The new compact control
system makes operations easier and
safer and is pre-calibrated, making
the startup procedure extremely
easy and quick. Engine RPM and
clutch controls are integrated to
the control system with several
safety interlocks to avoid potentially
hazardous situations.
Inlet ducts are made of marine
grade aluminium plate, allowing
modular installation while custom
tailoring for individual design needs that control is intuitive, allowing the coxswain to focus of the business and to consolidate
can be provided, which further on the safe transfer of people and materials. Waterjet its position in the field, two new
improves efficiency and optimises propulsion allows operation in shallower waters than vessels are being added to its fleet.
boat design and performance. other solutions. ECC Topaz is a 15m work catamaran
CWind Asherah has the CTruk flexible pod system, specifically designed to transfer
Powering the latest which allows the operator to change the vessel’s layout stores and personnel to wind
designs to suit the requirement within a few hours. By moving turbines in shallow waters, but it
Following experience with a 10m the wheelhouse fore or aft, operators can optimise the can also undertake other tasks such
long boat, CTruk introduced the vessel for different tasks, such as ferrying personnel or as crew transfer for larger vessels.
15m catamaran Advance, propelled carrying service generators, cranes or survey gear. The Blyth Workcats is the builder and this
by two FF41 waterjets with Vector vessel is currently operating for Dong Energy on the WFSV has two 410kW diesels driving
Stick control. The company’s latest Walney array wind farm in the Irish sea. Rolls-Royce FF41 waterjets with
design, the CTruk 20T MPC, is the Alicat Workboats, based in Gt Yarmouth, builds Vector Stick controls, giving a 25
largest to date and for the first aluminium catamarans for wind farm support using knot service speed, with a maximum
example, CWind Asherah, Rolls-Royce designs from Global Marine Design, Western Australia. of 30 knots. ECC Topaz can carry up
propulsion has again been selected. They are currently building their third 20m WFSV. to three tonnes of cargo on deck
Two FF41 waterjets, each powered Rolls-Royce FF41 waterjets give a top speed of over 30 and is certified for three crew and
by a 447kW diesel, gives the 17m by knots with Vector Stick controls for safe operation. 12 passengers up to 60 miles from
7m catamaran a speed of 30 knots. East Coast Charters in the UK has built up a range of a safe haven. Its first contract is to
The Vector Stick system means workboat services. Wind farm support is a growing part support the wind farm off Barrow in 55

Furness in north west England. and is pre-calibrated, making the The 50A3 waterjets will be mounted 1. CWind Asherah
Austal in Western Australia is startup procedure extremely easy on a common plate and include maintenance crew
to a wind turbine.
well-known for large aluminium and quick. part of the bulkhead and ship
2. The intuitive
passenger/vehicle catamaran ferries In February, Austal confirmed struture to ease installation at the waterjet control
system makes
and specialist vessels, many with a contract for a fourth vessel for shipyard. An adaptor plate for the life easier for the
Rolls-Royce waterjet propulsion. Turbine Transfers. It is the first of a Humphree interceptors will ensure skipper.
3. The Austal 21m
Recently launched for this market new design based on the benefits of correct installation. catamarans being
sector are the Austal Wind Express Austal’s trimaran hull configuration to For South Boats, one of the UK’s built for Turbine
Transfers are
series of catamarans and three are deliver low vessel motions in transit largest builders of WFSVs, Rolls-Royce powered by a pair
of MTU diesels
being built for Turbine Transfers and when alongside wind turbines. will supply Kamewa 56A3 waterjets, driving Kamewa
45A3 waterjets.
in the UK. The 21m vessels are The 27.4m vessel is powered by two complete with the new compact
4. The 15m
powered by twin MTU 10V2000 M72 900kW MTU 10V2000M72 diesels control system for three newly catamaran ECC
Topaz can carry
diesels each driving a Kamewa 45A3 coupled to Kamewa 50A3 waterjets designed 24m long catamarans. three tonnes
waterjet with the new compact to provide a service speed of 23 Powered by two MTU diesels, each of cargo and is
propelled by two
control system. They will have a knots. Operated by a crew of three, rated at 1,081kW, the vessels will have FF41 waterjets, for
a top speed of
fine entry chine hullform and a it has an operating range of up to a top speed in excess of 28 knots. 30 Knots.
large tunnel height for operation 75 nautical miles offshore and will Rolls-Royce has also received an 5. Austal have
designed a
at up to 30 knots and targeted be able to transfer 12 wind farm additional order from South Boats trimaran for wind
farm support,
seakeeping ability in up to 2m technicians and over 4t of deck cargo. for twin FF500 waterjets to propel a it has twin MTU
significant wave height. The new compact control system is 17m WFSV. [RW] diesels driving
Kamewa 50A3
The new compact control system part of the package, and Rolls-Royce waterjets.
makes operations easier and safer will also integrate the bow thruster.

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PHOTO Austal

PHOTO East Coast Charters Ltd

PHOTO Austal

in fishing vessel design
Adaptability is a key feature of
the latest Rolls-Royce designs
that combine low operating
costs with low emissions.

NVC 368 A total of 20 Rolls-Royce AC electric winches of various

Recently delivered is Prestfjord, a 65m long 15m beam NVC 368 factory trawler. sizes control all fishing operations. Both pelagic and
The owner, Prestfjord AS, required an efficient stern trawler with full bottom trawling can be undertaken with single or double
onboard factory that would have a low fuel consumption in all modes, a trawls, and the trawl deck is laid out with four trawl tracks.
seakindly hull form and safe working conditions and good accommodation Operating mainly in the North Atlantic, the main catch is
for the crew of up to 33. expected to be cod, pollack, haddock, redfish and shrimps.
Therefore, the design has a low resistance hull form with bulbous bow and a
hybrid propulsion system that provides fuel efficiency and minimum emissions NVC 354
in transit and when towing trawls at full power. The trawl deck occupies the Two 77.5m long pelagic trawlers of the Rolls-Royce NVC
length of the vessel and the processing area is on the main deck, with the 354 design will soon be fitted out at Larsnes Mek Verksted.
1,235 m3 freezing hold beneath. Hull steelwork is now being constructed in Poland, and
Prestfjord is built to DNV +1A1 Ice 1B, EO, Stern Trawler notation with ice class the vessels are scheduled for delivery at the middle and
1A* on the hull and meets the Norwegian Havfiske II requirements. Top speed is end of 2012 respectively. Although they are for two
about 16 knots. different owners, Eros and Kings Bay, the two trawlers will
The Bergen B32:40L9P main engine delivers 4,500kW and turns the be identical in all major respects.
3.8m diameter CP propeller through an AGSC3000 reduction gear, which The design features an innovative layout for the net
incorporates a PTO/PTI system with a 2,875kWe shaft generator. handling system, which is located aft of the superstructure
PTI power in diesel-electric mode is 1,200kW, and for maximum thrust, the and under a shelter, giving the crew a safer and better
total power can be boosted to 5,200kW. In addition to the 2,250kWe auxiliary working environment. The catch will be carried in
genset, there is a 625kVA harbour/emergency genset. refrigerated seawater tanks. 57

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PHOTO Kleven Maritime

Abelone Møgster is a new NVC 341 fishing vessel that is

remarkably adaptable. It can efficiently use purse seines,
pelagic trawls and gillnets to catch different
fferent species of fish
in a number of locations at various times of year off ff the
Norwegian coast.
Rolls-Royce developed the new design to meet the
special requirements of skipper and owner Harald
Møgster from Austevoll. The vessel was built by Larsnes
Mek Verksted. It is 43.1m long with a 12m beam, and is
classed by DNV with an Ice C rating. The catch is held and
transported alive in 500m3 refrigerated sea water tanks.
Three fishing quotas are expected to provide all-year
employment for Abelone Møgster
Møgster, with only two weeks
a year set aside for maintenance. Two crews of eight will
man the vessel alternately.
“A hybrid propulsion system was chosen to save
fuel and reduce emissions in all operating modes,” says
Monrad Hide, General Manager – fish. “When trawling, a
combination of diesel mechanical and diesel electric drive
makes maximum use of the available power. For purse
seining, either diesel mechanical or diesel electric can
3 be chosen. Gillnetting is carried out at a low to medium
PHOTO Larnes Mek

power, using diesel electric drive via the active front end
converter and PTI motor. The fourth mode is transit and
here, either diesel or diesel electric drive can be selected
depending on the speed required.”
The 1,325kW main engine drives through a reduction
gearbox, which also carries an 800kW PTI motor and
a 1,000kW shaft generator. Two 550kW diesel gensets
can feed the PTI motor. Two 420kW tunnel thrusters are
installed, one at the bow, the other at the stern.
Abelone Møgster has two 25 tonne trawling/purse
seining winches, a net drum, a net crane and a deck
crane, two net haulers and two fish pumps for transferring
the catch.
The wheelhouse is laid out with multiple control
stations, each for a particular type of fishing. Purse seine
controls serving the winches and other deck machinery
are located on the starboard side, while to port is the
net handling system for gillnetting. Another station is
concerned with trawling, carried out over the stern. [RW] [

1. The factory trawler

ord has a
TRAWL CONTROL low resistance
hull form and
hybrid propulsion
system. A total
Rolls-Royce continues to expand its Another refinement in this vessel of 20 Rolls-Royce
electric winches
range of fishing vessel equipment. will be a further development of the control all fishing
An example is the direct drive Synchro RTX autotrawl system, operations.
2. View of Prestfjord’s
hydraulic winches and control which has been carried out in aft bridge and
systems for bottom trawling cooperation with the owner trawl deck.
3. The Abelone
supplied for a vessel under and trialled on Strand’s Møgster has a
construction in Turkey for Strand. trawler Havstrand. hybrid propulsion
system and
These winches allow very sensitive “Better functioning, winches to
efficiently use
dynamic control of the net, and now more functions available, are purse seines,
palagic trawls and
frequency controlled pumps can key words in this connection,” gillnets to catch
be run at speeds that minimise notes Havstrand’s skipper, Nils different species
of fish.
the use of energy without loss Kristian Skjong.
of responsiveness.

PHOTO Raytheon

DDG 1000
programme gathers momentum
The contract to supply the olls-Royce will supply two MT30 gas turbines and two RR4500 gas
turbine generator sets for each of the three DDG 1000 destroyers
United States Navy with on order.
Rolls-Royce gas turbine A number of key milestones have been achieved recently, including
the installation of the first shipset of main power and auxiliary generators and
technology for its new the successful full power parallel operation of both gas turbine generator sets
generation of multi-mission during simulated dynamic ship manoeuvring operations.
The main generator, the Rolls-Royce MT30 marine gas turbine, and the
destroyers, the all electric auxiliary ship service generator, the Rolls-Royce MT5S (packaged as the RR4500
DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class, has generator set), passed a series of rigorous Factory Acceptance Tests in April and
May 2010.
advanced with installation of A single MT30 and RR4500 gas turbine generator set have been delivered
the first shipset of main power to the US Navy’s Surface Warfare Center in Philadelphia for intensive
land-based testing.
and auxiliary generators. For ship two, the Michael Monsoor, the first RR4500 was delivered in April
with the second to follow in July. The two MT30 units will be delivered in
August and September.
The 15,482 tonne, 30 knot, tapered profile “tumblehome” hull DDG1000 will 59

1. The distinctive
profile of the DDG
2 1000 Zumwalt
class destroyer.
2. Power for the
new ships will be
provided by two
MT30 marine gas
generator sets.
3. Auxiliary power
for the class will be
provided by twin
RR4500 generator
4. Construction of
the third in class,
DDG 1002 has also

Andrew Marsh, President - Naval, said, “The Zumwalt

class destroyer is a highly-advanced vessel, with
demanding performance requirements. The MT30 is
the world’s most powerful marine gas turbine and is
well-suited to delivering the high-power demands of the
latest naval ship designs.”
The MT30 marine gas turbine is already at sea powering
the US Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship USS Freedom. It has also
been selected to power the Royal Navy’s QE class aircraft
carriers (see page 40). Like the Zumwalt class, the UK
carriers will benefit from integrated all-electric propulsion.
Onboard the DDG 1000, the MT30s are the ship’s main
turbine generators and, alongside the RR4500 auxiliary
generator sets, are the power sources for the ship’s
integrated power system. They provide power to propel
the vessel and power for the ship’s hotel load (lighting,
PHOTO Raytheon

heating and ancillary functions) and other onboard
advanced technologies, such as radar and weapons, and
manages the power sources so the power requirements
can be met when needed.
The reliability and efficiency of the integrated power
system, in combination with the ship control systems,
means that manpower levels on board can be reduced
compared to conventional ships, with less time spent on
routine maintenance. In addition, the four-turbine set-up
provides for reconfiguration under a range of operating
conditions for greater survivability, reduced detectability
and more secure communications connectivity.
“The involvement of Rolls-Royce in the DDG 1000
be the US Navy’s multi-mission destroyer, a forward-looking class designed programme does not end in the engine room,” says Peter
to undertake a wide range of roles. The DDG 1000 is tailored for sustained Lapp, Programme Executive. “We are also responsible for
operations in the littorals and land attack. It will provide independent forward the manufacture of the ship’s fixed-pitch propellers to
presence and deterrence and support Special Operations forces, as an integral stringent US Navy specifications. Two ship-sets have been
part of joint and combined expeditionary forces. cast in our Pascagoula, Mississippi foundry.”
Power density, manpower economy and advanced ship-board technology With the acquisition of Odim in 2010, the Rolls-Royce
are essential to the Zumwalt class destroyer fulfilling its mission. scope of supply for the class increased further and now
Based around two sets of one MT30 and one RR4500, the Rolls-Royce gas includes the multi-function towed array handling system
turbine package provides the DDG 1000 with a highly versatile suite of power or MTAH, which controls the anti-submarine sonar and
options. While the 36MW MT30s will provide the bulk of the power, the 4MW torpedo defence systems. The first ship set has already
RR4500s will provide economy during light load conditions and peaking been assembled and integrated and is awaiting design
power when needed. As the DDG 1000 harnesses approximately ten times the verification testing.
electrical power of a DDG 51 destroyer, power reliability is paramount. Construction of the first ship, the Zumwalt (DDG 1000)
The MT30, which is derived from the successful Trent family of aero engines, is more than 50 per cent complete at General Dynamics
has a proven track record. Its selection for the DDG 1000 programme marks Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine, and work on long lead
the first time a large gas turbine has been ordered by the US Navy for use as a items for the Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) and the
generator set, providing electrical power for propulsion and on-board systems yet-to-be-named DDG 1002 has begun. [AR]
throughout the ship.


The recently opened

Rolls-Royce training
centre in Seletar,
Singapore. 61

Focusing on training
The Rolls-Royce regional training centre
in Singapore and the marine training and
technology centre in Ålesund are now open
for business, offering a variety of courses.

he Rolls-Royce marine training facility in Asia Towcon control systems training 2
is now open for business at the new 65,000m2 for anchor handling winches. They
Seletar complex in Singapore, which was meet the need for greater realism
formally opened by Rolls-Royce Chairman and versatility by using a seamless
Sir Simon Robertson and the Prime Minister of spherical image of the working
Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong, in February. It is the result environment and allow trainees to
of an overall investment of S$700 million (US$500 million) practise manoeuvring and anchor
and close cooperation between Rolls-Royce and the handling operations in various sea
Singapore authorities in new research, training and aero states. Three smaller stand-alone DP
engine production and test facilities in the region. manoeuvring stations enable up
It is a first for Rolls-Royce in that customers from across to five students to receive operator
the various markets in which the company operates can training at any one time.
be trained in the same location, enabling all attendees “The simulator domes are
to benefit from purpose-built classrooms and extensive undoubtedly the main attraction
workshop facilities that includes a canteen and gym. for our customers in Asia. We are
Although a smaller version of the Ålesund marine excited to have this new training
training centre, Singapore can run most of the same resource available to us and the
courses. The latest technology, equipment and facilities ability to offer enhanced knowledge
are combined to help develop the talent pool of service and skills transfer to customers
engineers the company and its customers require, while and partners in this fast-growing
promoting a culture of engineering excellence. With fleets region,” said Gary Wieland, Senior
growing and equipment becoming more complex, risks VP, Services - Asia. The centre is
increasing and technical and environmental regulations also equipped to deliver a broad
becoming more demanding, the need for fully competent spectrum of learning across all
crews has never been greater. Rolls-Royce business sectors - from
The marine section of the facility is equipped for IT to management and leadership,
customer training with two simulator domes that can as well as technical skills. The first
be used for Icon DP systems, as well as Helicon X and graduating class of technicians is

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1. Both marine
expected to begin their new roles at Rolls-Royce the knowledge and skills of experienced Rolls-Royce training centres
are equipped with
in September. service engineers. simulator domes;
Hardware will change as new products enter service. For individual requirements, tailored courses are in Ålesund there
is also a complete
Currently, the hardware includes a Canman waterjet developed on request to cater for specific customer bridge simulator
with realistic 360°
control system, steering gear and controls, a waterjet needs. Bespoke courses on relevant ship equipment views.
module, deck machinery and engine sub-assemblies, normally cover operation, trouble-shooting and 2. There are
stand-alone DP
plus a CP propeller hub and automation system maintenance. They can be run at the Rolls-Royce training simulators for
multiple crew
switchboards, which are housed in two workshops. A centre of choice or on board a nominated vessel catering training.
range of classrooms will cater for small or larger groups. for the needs of a ship’s crew, typically a group of eight 3. Conventional
people or less. facilities are well
Training in Europe “As the Ålesund Centre currently caters solely for marine equipped.
4. A wide range of
The Rolls-Royce Training and Technology Centre in product training, a broader range of product hardware will equipment has
Ålesund, Norway is already in operation, with various be available than in Singapore,” says William Roberts, VP, been custom
courses in progress. It is located next to the campus of Global Training and Service Engineer Development. “It is to enhance
the training
Ålesund University College, with the building’s grand growing all the time, expanding as new equipment goes experience.
opening planned for autumn. into service.”
Regular courses for popular Rolls-Royce products Equipment in the training hall currently includes
and systems are a key part of the programme. operating steering gear with controls, two types of
Product training courses are run at four distinct levels: controllable pitch propeller with gearbox and pitch
0, 1, 2 and 3. The latest listing and joining instructions are setting systems, tunnel thruster, steering system for large
regularly updated on the marine training pages of the azimuth thrusters, a complete Azipull AZP85 thruster
Rolls-Royce website. and a sectioned diesel engine. Power electric systems
Entry level (0) is standardised e-learning. It comprises are represented with a complete switchboard for three
product-based familiarisation modules, which currently generators with splittable bus and supply to consumers
cover 15 product groups and are the ideal starting point with fixed and variable frequency, typical of an offshore
for any learning programme. vessel installation. Anchor handling winch motors,
Level 1 goes into more detail with courses available a complete anchor and mooring windlass, seismic
on most Rolls-Royce products. While some are purely handling equipment and stainless steel and aluminium
equipment familiarisation and operation, others waterjets are scheduled to follow shortly.
concentrate on the correct maintenance requirements, Simulators include a full-scale offshore vessel bridge with a
or both. Course duration and scope varies. For example, 360 degree field of vision for ship handling, anchor handling
for CP propellers there is a four-day operator training and other offshore operations. Individual simulators in
course and a five-day maintenance course. For steering another room allow trainees to operate winches, cranes and
gears, there is a four-day maintenance course while for other equipment.
engine maintenance, it is a standard three-day course. The Dynamic Positioning simulator and adjacent technical
Level 2 courses can be shipowner specific, where room have been expanded and installed in the new
individual crew members need more advanced centre. Level 0, 1 and 2 DP courses are offered, covering
knowledge of particular products. The Royal familiarisation, basic and advanced operator training,
Norwegian Navy, for example, books higher level maintenance and combined operation and technical
maintenance training. courses, with Nautical Institute accreditation. [AR/RW]
Levels 2 and 3 are normally targeted at honing

Playing a key
ork on converting the 172.5m long 25.4m beam 11,000dwt dock
ship owned by Harren and Partner (the former Combi Dock IV)

role in vessel
into the heavy-lift, deep-water oil exploration and offshore
support vessel OIG Giant II, got underway in August 2011
at Lloyd Werft, Bremerhaven.

conversion The vessel is the second ship in the Offshore Installation Groups (OIG) planned
fleet of six offshore support vessels. Combi Dock IV was one of a series of four
heavy lift dock ship sisters built between 2007 and 2010. One has already been
converted into OIG Giant I.
Preparing a recently The work undertaken was wide-ranging and used experience gained from the
built 11,000dwt dock ship earlier conversion of the first vessel. At the heart of the work was the installation
of a Rolls-Royce DP2 system and thruster package.
for a new role as a heavy-lift,
deepwater oil exploration Dynamic positioning with power and manoeuvrability
New to the ship and consistent with its specialist new tasks is the Rolls-Royce
and offshore support vessel DP2 equipment package. It includes a DP2 dynamic positioning system, with
required a significant upgrade, sensors and reference system, Poscon joystick, Helicon X3 remote controls and
five new thrusters. The complete system, including the electric motors for the
including installation of five thrusters, was designed and supplied within the relatively short five-month
a dynamic positioning and delivery time frame, to meet the conversion schedule, and was managed by the
Rolls-Royce service team in Ulsteinvik.
thruster package. To get the required increase in propulsion power into the hull required the
relocation and enlarging of the ship’s forward bow thruster, which was replaced
by a TT2650 tunnel thruster, together with a TCNC92 combined swing-up
azimuth thruster that can also operate as a tunnel thruster when retracted
for operational flexibility. To provide optimum manoeuvrability and due to
the limited space below deck, a TCNS92 swing-up azimuth thruster, rated at
2MW with a 2.2m diameter propeller, was installed in the middle of the ship.
A hull module suitable for a TCNS92 thruster was prepared by the yard for the 65

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PHOTO Offshore Installation Group (OIG)

PHOTO Offshore Installation Group (OIG)

1. The OIG Giant ll is
with an active heave compensation system. They the second vessel
now have a combined safe working load of to be converted by
OIG to undertake
500mt for subsea installations to a depth of 2,500m. a variety of subsea
installation work.
A 7.8m x 7.4m moonpool on the starboard side of the
2. Two swing-up
loading bay enables divers and equipment to be lowered thrusters were
installed together
into the water. three new tunnel
OIG Giant II was also fitted with a submersible and thrusters.
3. User-friendly DP
tiltable open stern ramp for floating in or out, a helipad controls.
and an additional seven-deck accommodation extension 4. The vessel’s first
job was installing
to the forward superstructure to house a further 86 test tidal turbines
personnel. Six more generators were also installed at the Falls of
Warness tidal test
to ensure that the vessel’s new capacities have the site, Orkney.
power required.

Proven in service
The vessel’s first job was the transport and installation of
three turbines for a tidal power station off Orkney in the
North Sea during late 2011. The work was performed with
installation of a third unit, should more power be required remarkable accuracy in 30 knot side winds with a 5 knot
in the future. Two TT2400 tunnel thrusters with CP current from the stern - a suitable demonstration of the
propellers were installed in the stern. DP systems performance.
“We designed the system to meet the specified OIG Giant II is the second ship in the planned three-
operational profile of the vessel,” says Stein Arve Molnes, vessel fleet of Singapore-based Offshore Installation
Sales Manager – upgrading/overhaul. “As our DP systems Group (OIG). The recently founded company, a joint
are designed to work with our thrusters, we were able to venture between Harren & Partner and Goldman Sachs
provide a complete system and quote a single package Capital Partners, serves the oil and gas industry with large
price. This reduced the number of suppliers involved and specialist ships. The vessels are equipped for a variety of
provided the confidence that the system would perform installation work far out to sea and can operate at depths
as designed. Courses for crew training were run at the of up to 2,500m. The large deck area means they are able
Ålesund Training Centre.” to take everything on board at the start of a project, so the
The conversion included a range of other work, support of other heavy lift vessels to transport equipment
undertaken by the yard. The ship’s two forward, heavy-lift is not required, saving time and money. [AR]
cranes were significantly lengthened to enable them to
reach as far and as high as possible, and were equipped
SEACOR Marine was an early arrangement HVAC, capability and
adopter of Rolls-Royce DP2 ERN analysis.
systems with the upgrade “We particularly like the
of PSV Seabulk Asia. The compact design of the equipment
turnkey project included and the ease with which it interfaces
design, integration and with other equipment supplied by
project management and the Rolls-Royce,” says Tim Clerc, Manager
supply of the DP2 system, of engineering, SEACOR Marine LLC.
switchboard, interface Positive feedback led to a similar
upgrade Helicon X, steering installation on Seabulk South Atlantic,
gear, additional stern and a further two UT 755 L vessels are
thruster, FMA study, general now being upgraded in Brazil.

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response for
Selecting underwater A team from the Rolls-Royce proactive supplier partner, working
intervention services offers service centre in Brazil and propulsion
product centre in Norway worked in
with Ensco stakeholders to improve
the communications and planning
enhanced flexibility in collaboration with the diving partner, between our organisations. We
minimising vessel downtime, Subsea Solutions Alliance, and Ensco
personnel to plan the work. The agreed
appreciate the commitment to
customer satisfaction, which has
particularly when urgent solution was an underwater repair of resulted in continuously improving
unplanned maintenance is the oil distribution box with a team
comprising one project manager,
supply and service efficiencies for
our fleet.”
required. one service engineer and three divers Following this success, Ensco has

working over two days to complete selected Rolls-Royce to undertake
olls-Royce added turnkey underwater intervention the repair. the removal and re-installation of
to its marine services portfolio over three years ago “Underwater intervention offers six UUC 455 azimuth thrusters
and has since developed a number of innovative our customers a time-sensitive installed on the ENSCO DS-6 drillship.
repair methods where drydocking is not required. service that enables critical repairs Rolls-Royce service engineers and
When a customer contacts Rolls-Royce with a request for to be performed directly at the rig’s product centre personnel from
underwater intervention, the requirement is assessed against location”, said Peter Redpath, VP Sales Finland will work closely with their
a range of suitable solutions to determine the best approach in the Gulf of Mexico. “This efficient counterparts in Singapore to
relative to the current operating conditions and location. operation was concluded within perform the operation, needed to
Once the solution is agreed with the customer, Rolls-Royce the allotted time-scale and the rig accommodate the massive ship’s hull
mobilises service engineers, the diving partner and all was able to return to service with in the shipyard prior to the drillship
necessary equipment to the vessel or quayside. Rolls-Royce minimal downtime.” commencing a new charter later
acts as the single point of contact throughout, providing Ensco, with a fleet of seven drillships, this year. [AM]
seamless project planning, management and execution of 20 semi-submersible rigs and 49
1. Rolls-Royce
the work. jackups, recognised the value of mobilised service
engineers and
A successful underwater intervention project was recently employing Rolls-Royce to manage divers, managing all
undertaken on a Rolls-Royce TCNS92 azimuth thruster this turnkey project. “We are pleased aspects of the work.
2. An emergency
installed on a semi-submersible rig operating off the coast of the intervention work was conducted underwater
Angra dos Reis near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The customer, Ensco, safely, on time and with care to prevent thruster repair was
carried out on the
reported that the thruster on the ENSCO 6000 rig was leaking spills and environmental impacts,” said ENSCO 6000 rig
while it remained
at pitch control level and required an emergency repair. Gilles Luca, Ensco Vice President, Brazil. close to its
operating location
With no time to wait for a suitable dry dock to become Amanda Martin, Ensco’s Director of off Rio de Janerio.
available to enable the repair to be carried out, underwater Supply Chain, Western Hemisphere,
intervention provided a safe and vital alternative. added, “Rolls-Royce has been a 67

DFDS ferry trio upgraded with


Promas Lite

Improving propulsive efficiency is key to

reducing fuel burn and emissions, and
the number of vessels successfully upgraded continues to grow. Three ferries
operating on the English Channel crossing are the latest to benefit.

hree more DFDS Seaways and rudder into a single system to maximise hydrodynamic vibration, which enhances the
ferries have been upgraded performance over a conventional propeller reblading. The overall passenger experience.”
with the Rolls-Royce Promas customised design was developed at the Rolls-Royce facility The turnkey upgrading of all three
Lite system to maximise their in Kristinehamn, Sweden. ferries was undertaken during the
propulsive efficiency, reducing fuel New propeller blades were bolted onto the original first quarter of 2012 at the Arno
consumption and emissions. hub and a special hubcap fitted to the propeller, which Dunkerque yard in France. The
Dover, Dunkerque and Delft Seaways streamlines the flow onto a bulb that was fabricated first and second installations were
serve on the Dover-Dunkerque route and welded onto the existing rudder. This effectively delivered on time, and the third two
across the English Channel. The three increases propeller thrust, as previously wasted energy days ahead of schedule.
sister ships were originally designed is recovered from the flow, and also reduces drag. The These efficiency improvements
for a service speed of 26.5 knots and hubcap is mounted outside of the propeller hub and will contribute to the DFDS goal of
had Kamewa propellers optimised for acts purely as a hydrodynamic fairing, keeping cost and reducing CO2 emissions by 10 per cent
that speed. The requirements for the technical complexity to a minimum. The settings of the over a five year period. [AR]
Channel route is a lower service speed existing control combinator were revised to ensure that
of 18-19.5 knots, with a little more optimal engine load and propeller pitch was combined for
speed available to recover delays and maximum efficiency.
power for responsive manoeuvring “Generally, we predict a Promas Lite installation on this
1. The three DFDS
in port. This has resulted in not only type of vessel, which is also operating significantly off ferries operate
on the busy cross
poor operating efficiency, but also its original design speed, should provide an efficiency channel service
enhanced vibration levels during improvement in the region of 10 to 15 per cent at between Dover
and Dunkerque.
manoeuvring. The ferries have twin transit speed,” says Klas Nygren, Service Sales Manager, 2. For these Promas
screws and two engines per shaft, and propellers and waterjets. “Depending on the time spent Lite installations,
new propeller
normal sailing on the route can be at transit speed versus manoeuvring in port, the overall blades were
installed to
maintained on one engine per shaft, efficiency improvements will obviously be reduced, but match the vessels
new operating
with more power available if required. still represent a significant reduction in fuel burn and profile, with bulbs
The Promas Lite system was emissions. As our systems are performance matched, fabricated and
welded to the
selected as it integrates the propeller a typical side benefit is reduced propeller-induced existing rudders.

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Fax: +44 2392 310 001 RA/09 Jebel Air Free Zone
Filton, Bristol Postboks 80, Godvik, N-5882 Bergen Dubai, UAE
BS34 7QE, UK Tel: +47 55 50 62 00 Sales & Service - Dartford Tel: + 971 4 883 3881
Tel: +44 117 974 8500 Tel: +47 97 65 89 29 (24hr) Nucleus, London Science & Fax: + 971 4 883 2639
Fax: +44 117 974 8666 Fax: +47 55 50 62 01 Business Park, Brunel Way
Dartford, Kent DA1 5GA Naval - Dubai
110 Norfolk Street, Controls/DP – Ålesund Dubai Airport, Free Zone
Walpole, MA 02081, USA P.O. Box 1522, N-6025 Ålesund Tel: +44 1322 312 028
Fax: +44 1322 312 054 Suite ZW406,
Tel: +1 508 668 9610 Tel: +47 81 52 00 70 PO Box 54254, Dubai
Fax: +1 508 668 5638 Tel: +47 90 01 09 97 (24hr) Marine Gas turbines - Bristol Tel: +917 4 299 4343
Submarines Fax: +47 70 10 37 01 P.O. Box 3, Filton, Bristol BS34 7QE Fax: +917 4 299 4344
P.O. Box 2000 Raynesway, Training Centre - Ålesund Tel: +44 117 979 7242
Derby DE21 7XX, UK
Tel: +44 1332 661461
P.O. Box 1522, N-6025 Ålesund
Tel: +47 70 23 51 00
Motion Control – Dunfermline
Hillend Industrial Park,
Asia Pacific
Fax: +44 1332 622935 Fax: +47 70 10 37 01 Dunfermline, Fife KY11 9JT Australia
Tel: +44 1383 82 31 88 Sales & Service – Melbourne
Propulsion - Ulsteinvik Unit 4, 344 Lorimer Street
Northern Europe P.O. Box 1522, N-6025 Ålesund Fax: +44 1383 82 40 38
Port Melbourne
Denmark Tel: +47 81 52 00 70 Sales & Service - Dunfermline Victoria 3207, Australia
Sales & Service - Aalborg Tel: +47 90 01 09 97 (24hr) Hillend Industrial Park Tel: +61 396 444 700
Vaerftsvej 23, DK-9000 Aalborg Fax: +47 70 01 40 14 Dunfermline, Fife KY11 9JT
Tel: +44 1383 82 31 88 Sales & Service - Perth
Tel: +45 9930 3600 Rudders - Hareid Unit 2, 8 Wallace Way
Fax: +45 9930 3601 P.O. Box 1522, N-6025 Ålesund Tel: +44 7831 1671 38 (24hr)
Fax: +44 1383 82 40 38 Fremantle WA 6160, Perth
Finland Tel: +47 81 52 00 70 Tel: +61 8 9336 7910
Sales & Service - Helsinki Tel: +47 90 89 46 74 (24hr) RAS Systems - Newcastle Fax: +61 8 9336 7920
Itämerenkatu 5, FIN-00180 Helsinki Fax: +47 70 01 40 21 Michell Works, Scotswood Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE15 6LL Naval - Sydney
Tel: +358 9 4730 3301 Ship Technology PO Box 117, North Ryde, NSW 1670
Fax: +358 9 4730 3999 Fish & Merchant - Ålesund Tel: +44 191 256 2800
Fax: +44 191 256 2801 Tel: +61 2 9325 1333
Waterjets - Kokkola P.O. Box 1522 Fax: +61 2 9325 1300
P.O. Box 579, FIN-67701 Kokkola N-6025 Ålesund Shaft bearings – Michell Bearings
Tel: +47 81 52 00 70 Scotswood Road India
Tel: +358 68 324 500 Sales & Service - Mumbai
Fax: +358 68 324 511 Fax: +47 70 10 37 01 Newcastle Upon Tyne NE15 6LL
Tel: +44 191 273 0291 TTC Industrial Area,
Rauma Ship Technology Offshore - Ulsteinvik MIDC Turbhe, NAVI Mumbai 400 703
P.O. Box 1522, N-6025 Ålesund Fax: +44 191 272 2787
P.O. Box 220, FIN-26100 Rauma Tel: +91 22 6726 38 38
Tel: +358 2 83 794 722 Tel: +47 81 52 00 70 Fax: +91 22 6726 38 18
Tel: +358 4 0 828 0013 (24hr) Fax: +47 70 01 40 13 Southern Europe
EA&C - India
Fax: +358 2 8379 4804 Steering Gear - Hagavik Italy TT Industrial Area, MIDC Turbhe
France P.O. Box 924 Sentrum, N-5808 Bergen Sales & Service - Genova NAVI Mumbai 400 703
Sales & Service - Rungis Tel: +47 81 52 00 70 Via Castel Morrone, 13 Tel: +91 986 703 1823
4 place des Etats-Unis, Silic 261, Fax: +47 56 30 82 41 16161 Genova
Tel: +39 010 749 391 Malaysia
F-94578 Rungis Cedex Deck Machinery - Seismic & Subsea - Naval - Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +33 1 468 62811 Hjørungavåg Fax: +39 010 749 3950
Lot 32C, Floor 32, UBN Tower
Fax: +33 1 468 79398 P.O. Box 193, 6069 Hareid Croatia 10 Jalan P. Ramlee,
Germany Tel: +47 70 01 33 00 Engineering - Navis Consult 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Sales & Service - Hamburg Tel: +47 91 62 23 36 (24hr) Bartola Kasica 5/4 Tel: +60 3 2026 1990
Fährstieg 9, D-21107 Hamburg Fax: +47 70 01 33 01 HR-51000 Rijeka Fax: +60 3 2031 7990
Tel.: +49 40 780 9190 Cranes - Molde Tel: +385 515 001 00
Fax: +385 515 001 01 Singapore
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Stabilisation (Intering) - Hamburg Tel: +47 70 31 15 00 Greece No 6, Tuas Drive 1
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Tel.: +49 40 52 87 36 0 Fax: +47 71 17 31 40 Akti Miaouli & 2 Kantharou Str. Tel: +65 686 21 901
Fax: +49 40 52 87 36 66 Deck Machinery - Seismic & Subsea - Piraeus 185 37 Fax: +65 686 32 165
Stavanger Tel: +30 210 4599 688/9
The Netherlands Fax: +30 210 4599 687 Training Centre – Singapore
Sales & Service - Rotterdam P.O. Box 296, 4066 Stavanger Tel: +65 6501 7600
Werfdijk 2 (Port 2828), 3195 HV Pernis Tel: +47 51 57 28 00 Spain
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Tel: +31 10 40 90 920 Sales & Service - Christchurch
Fax: +31 10 40 90 921 Fax: +47 51 57 28 01 Manuel Tovar 36-2A,
E-28034 Madrid 175 Waltham Road
Norway Deck Machinery/Norwinch Service - Waltham, Christchurch
Bergen Tel: +34 913 585 332
Automation - Longva Fax: +34 91 735 07 28 Tel: +64 3 962 1230
P.O. Box 1522, N-6025 Ålesund Tel: +47 56 57 16 00 Fax: +64 3 962 1231
Tel: +47 81 52 00 70 Tel: +47 91 84 70 67 (24hr) Sales & Service – Bilbao
Fax: +47 56 30 82 41 Estartexe, 8 oficina E Vietnam
Tel: +47 97 72 83 60 (24hr) Deck Machinery - Vietnam
Fax: +47 70 20 83 51 Poland 48940 Leioa –Vizcaya
Tel: +34 944 805 216 Road 4, Dong Xuyen Industrial Park,
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Kopernika 1, 83-140 Gniew Fax: +34 944 806 482
Steering Gear - Brattvåg Tel: +84 64 3576 000
P.O. Box 1522, N-6025 Ålesund Tel: +48 58 535 25 25 Fax: +84 64 3576 001
Tel: +47 81 52 00 70 Fax: +48 58 535 22 18
Fax: +47 70 20 86 00 69
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3rd Floor, Main Building, 1-7 Sai Tso Wan
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Alcántara 200, 13th Floor, Office 1303,
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Road, Tsing Yi Island, N.T., Hong Kong 755, 0159 Las Condes, Santiago
Tel: +852 2526 6937 Tel: +56-2-586-4700
Fax: +852 2868 5344 Fax: +56-2-586-4705 Northern Europe Rolls-Royce Malaysia Sdn Bhd
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17th floor Kerry Parkside, Sales & Service – Veracruz & 10 Jalan P. Ramlee, 50250
Rond Point Schuman, 6/5
No. 1155 Fang Dian Road, Pudong, Cuida del Carmen Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1040 Brussels, Belgium
Shanghai 201204 Edif. Torre del Pilar, Blvd Ruiz Cortinez Tel: +6 03 2096 1990
Tel: +32 2 230 8652
Tel: +86 21 2030 2800 #3642, Boca del Rio, Veracruz, 94299 Fax: +6 03 2031 7990
Fax: +32 2 230 0872
Fax: +86 21 2030 2828 Tel: +52 229 272 2240
Rolls-Royce Singapore Pte Ltd
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3 Temasek Avenue #19-01
No. 1 Xuan Zhong Road - Nan Hui Fax: +52 229 272 2241 New Europe, IBC Building
Centennial Tower
Industrial Zone, Shanghai 201300 USA Pobrenzi 3, 186 00, Prague 8
Singapore 039190
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Jägerstraße 59, D-10117,
116001 Dalian Fax: +1 508 668 2497 4th Floor Asia Tower Building
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Lauderdale, FL 33025 Vietnam
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166, Changgang Rd, Haizhu 510250 Fax: +1 954 436 7101
Rolls-Royce International Ltd
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Fax: +86 20 89577145 1880 South Dairy Ashford,
Via IV Novembre 114 North East Asia
00187 Roma, Italy
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Fax: +81 3 3592 0969 Galveston, TX 77554 France Tel: +86 10 8565 5000
Tel: +1 409 765 4800 Tel: +33 147 221 440 Fax: +86 10 8525 2213
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Rolls-Royce International Ltd
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Songjeong-dong, Gangseo-gu St Rose, LA 70087 Rolls-Royce International Ltd
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Rolls-Royce International Ltd
Fax: +82 51 831 4101 Chiyoda-Ku,
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Tokyo 100-6031, Japan
Russia 1731 13th Ave. SW Number 4, Ma’ather Raod
Tel: +81 3 3592 0966
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Fax: +81 3 3592 0969
5F, 3b, Streinikova str. Tel: +1 206 782 9190 Riyadh 11672, Saudi Arabia
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Tel: +7 4232 495 484 Fax: +1 206 782 0176 Fax: + 966 1 240 1713 23rd Floor, Olive Tower,
Fax: +7 4232 495 484 Naval Marine Inc - Washington 135 Seosomun-dong,
Rolls-Royce International Ltd
1875 Explorer Street Jung-gu, Seoul,
Dubai Airport Free Zone,
Americas Suite 200, Reston, VA 20190 Suite 2W406,
Korea 100-737
Brazil Tel: +1 703 834 1700 Tel: +82 2 3476 7750/2
PO Box 54254, Dubai,
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United Arab Emirates
IIha do Caju, 131 Naval Marine Inc – Indianapolis Tel + 971 4 299 4343 Rolls-Royce (Thailand) Ltd
CEP 24. 040-005 - Ponta da Areia Po Box 420, 2001 South Tibbs Ave Fax + 971 4 299 4344 11th Floor Tonson Tower,
Niterói Speed Code S-07, Indianapolis 900 Ploenchit Road,
Tel: +55 21 2707 5900 Indiana 46206-0420 Asia Pacific Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Fax.: +55 21 2707 5909 Tel: +1 317 230 2000 Tel: +66 2 263 0500
Fax: +1 317 230 6763 Rolls-Royce Australia Services
Canada Pty Ltd Fax: +66 2 263 0505
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142 Glencoe Drive, Mount Pearl 190 Admiral Cochrane Drive, 2-4 Lyonpark Road, Macquarie Americas
Newfoundland NL A1N 4P7 Suite 115, Annapolis, MD 21401 Park, NSW 2113, Australia Rolls-Royce North America Inc
Tel: +1 709 748 7650 Tel: +1 410 224 2130 Tel: +61 2 9325 1333 1875 Explorer Street
Fax: +1 709 364 3053 Fax: +1 410 266 6721 Fax: +61 2 9325 1300 Suite 200, Reston, VA 20190
Naval Undersea Systems-Dartmouth Naval Marine Inc – Pascagoula Foundry Tel: +1 703 834 1700
461 Windmill Road 3719 Industrial Road, PO Box 1528, Rolls-Royce India Pvt Ltd
Fax: +1 703 709 6087
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B3A 1J9 Pascagoula, MS 39567 2nd Floor, Birla Tower (West),
Tel: +1 902 468 2928 Tel: +1 228 762 0728 25 Barakhambha Road Rolls-Royce International
Fax: +1 902 468 1388 Fax: +1 228 769 7048 New Delhi 110001, India Limitada
Tel: +91 11 2335 7118 Av. Almirante Barroso 52
Naval Undersea Systems- Peterborough Shiplift Systems - Annapolis
190 Admiral Cochrane Drive,
Fax: +91 11 2335 7117 Sala 2001, 20031-000
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Peterborough, Ontario, K9J 7J6 Suite 115, Annapolis, MD 21401 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rolls-Royce International Ltd
Tel: +1 705 743 9249 Tel: +1 410 224 2130 Tel: +55 21 2277 0100
Mid Plaza II Building, 16th Floor,
Fax: +1 705 743 8003 Fax: +1 410 266 6721 Fax: +55 21 2277 0186
Jln Jendral Sudirman Kav 10-11,
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96 North Bend Street 1213 Purchase Street, New Bedford Tel: +62 21 570 3888
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