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Rolls Royce : to Deliver Engines and Propulsion to New Orient Ice-Class Multi-Purpose Vessel

04/27/2015 | 11:10am US/Eastern

Release date- 24042015 - Rolls-Royce has secured a contract to supply a power and propulsion package for a high-end ice-class multi-purpose vessel under construction at Keppel Singmarine for Singaporean ship owner New Orient Marine Pte Ltd.

John Knudsen, Rolls-Royce, President - Commercial Marine, said: 'We are delighted to have been awarded this power and propulsion contract. Not only does it mark the continued trust Keppel Offshore & Marine has in us, but the contract also represents a new shipowner customer for Rolls-Royce. We are looking forward to working with New Orient Marine and the yard on this prestigious project.'

The propulsion package includes a 1650kW and two 3000kW tunnel thrusters, two US ARC 0.8 main azimuth thrusters and a single 3000kW retractable thruster. As well as four Bergen B32: 40V12ACD and two Bergen C25:33L6ACD generating sets which will supply the requisite power to the GBP132 million offshore vessel.

'Ship operations in Arctic waters require reliable systems capable of operating cleanly and efficiently. As a pioneer in powering ice-class vessels we have the propulsion solution for technology-intensive operations in the harshest, most ecologically-sensitive environments,' added Knudsen.

Designed by Keppel Offshore & Marine's ship design subsidiary, Marine Technology Development, the DP3 vessel will be built to Ice Class Arc 5 notation for operation in ambient temperatures down to -30-degreeC.

New Orient Marine, a subsidiary of Luxembourg-based Maritime Construction Services, is due to take delivery of its first ice-class vessel in July 2017.

Rolls-Royce will start delivering equipment to the Keppel Singmarine in January 2016

About Rolls-Royce Holdings plc

1. Rolls-Royce's vision is to create better power for a changing world via two main business divisions, Aerospace and Land & Sea. These business divisions address markets with two strong technology platforms, gas turbines and reciprocating engines. Aerospace comprises Civil Aerospace and Defence Aerospace. Land & Sea comprises Marine, Nuclear and Power Systems.

2. Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 120 countries, comprising more than 380 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 4,000 marine customers including 70 navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.

3. Our business is focused on the 4Cs:

Customer - placing the customer at the heart of our business

Concentration - deciding where to grow and where not to

Cost - continually looking to increase efficiency

Cash - improving financial performance.

4. Annual underlying revenue was GBP14.6 billion in 2014, around half of which came from the provision of aftermarket services. The firm and announced order book stood at GBP73.7 billion at the end of 2014.

5. In 2014, Rolls-Royce invested GBP1.2 billion on research and development. We also support a global network of 31 University Technology Centres, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of scientific research.

6. Rolls-Royce employs over 54,000 people in more than 50 countries. Over 15,500 of these are engineers.

7. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills. In 2014 we employed 354 graduates and 357 apprentices through our worldwide training programmes. Globally we have over 1,000 Rolls-Royce STEM ambassadors who are actively involved in education programmes and activities; we have set ourselves a target to reach 6 million people through our STEM outreach activities by 2020.

Contact:

Anette Bonnevie Wollebaek

Rolls-Royce plc

Mobile: +47 976 70 882

Email: abw@rolls-royce.com

www.rolls-royce.com

(c) 2015 Electronic News Publishing -, source ENP Newswire

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