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Rolls-Royce wins £50m Singapore offshore order

Singapore: Lewek Shipping, a subsidiary of Ezra Holdings, has awarded Rolls-Royce a £50 million contract to design and equip two advanced offshore ships.

The ultra-deepwater anchor-handling vessels of UT-Design will be built by Singapore-based Pan-United Marine for 2009 delivery, and will also perform towing, supply and standby duties. In addition, Rolls-Royce will deliver control and propulsion systems, as well as dynamic positioning, deck machinery and winch equipment.

The vessels are designed to meet Lloyd's Register EP (Environmental Protection) standards, covering engine emissions and discharges to sea and air. To cut fuel consumption and reduce emissions Rolls-Royce has developed a specialised hybrid propulsion system.

To date, more than 550 UT-Design ships have been built or are on order, including around 60 in Asian shipyards. Most are supply and anchor-handling vessels but special variants have been developed for surveillance, coastguard duties, cable laying, seismology, oil-well intervention, operations on the sea floor, and for use in Arctic waters.  [06/06/07]

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