Rolls-Royce Holding PLC : Rolls-Royce wins new order for anchor handler from Italian shipyard
06/20/2012| 03:20am US/Eastern
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has signed
an £18 million contract with Italian shipyard Rosetti
Marino S.p.A for the design and delivery of an integrated
power & propulsion and equipment system for an anchor
The vessel will be built for Augusta Offshore S.p.A and is
a repeat order of a Rolls-Royce UT 712 CD due to be
delivered in June from the same yard.
Hans Robert Almestad, Rolls-Royce, General Sales Manager,
said: "This is the 12th contract Rolls-Royce has
signed with Rosetti and it has further strengthened our
position in the Mediterranean market as a leading supplier
of mission-critical technology and systems for the offshore
oil and gas industry."
Due for delivery in mid 2014, the high tech vessel is
specially designed and equipped for handling anchors and
mooring lines in water up to 2000 metres deep. The vessel
is also equipped to undertake oil recovery, fire fighting,
stand by and rescue duties.
Rolls-Royce will also supply the main engines, propulsion
systems and gear, tunnel thrusters, rudders, deck
machinery, electrical systems as well as automation and
Rolls-Royce is a world-leading provider of power
systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the
air, and has established a strong position in global
markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine
As a result of this strategy, Rolls-Royce has a broad
customer base comprising more than 500 airlines, 4,000
corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter
operators, 160 armed forces, more than 4,000 marine
customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in
more than 80 countries.
Annual underlying revenues were £11.3 billion in 2011,
of which more than half came from the provision of
services. The firm and announced order book stood at
£62.2 billion at 31 December 2011, providing visibility
of future levels of activity.
Rolls-Royce employs over 40,000 people in offices,
manufacturing and service facilities in over 50
countries. Over 11,000 of these employees are
In 2011, Rolls-Royce invested £908 million on research
and development, two thirds of which had the objective
of further improving the environmental performance of
its products, in particular reducing emissions.
Rolls-Royce supports a global network of 28 University
Technology Centres, which connect the company's
engineers with the forefront of scientific research.
The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and
graduate recruitment and to further developing employee
The Marine business of Rolls-Royce employs 9,000 people
in 35 countries with the main manufacturing centres
being in the UK, the Nordic countries, the United
States and increasingly Asia.
Rolls-Royce is a world leader in marine solutions,
providing products, service and expertise to more than
30,000 vessels in the offshore, merchant, naval surface
and submarine markets. It designs ships and its product
range includes propulsion systems featuring diesel
engines and gas turbines, propellers, thrusters and
water jets. Rolls-Royce also provides manoeuvring and
stabilising systems and deck machinery.