Rolls-Royce Supplies Republic of Korea Navy

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Rolls-Royce announced that it has won an order to supply propulsion equipment for four new tugboats for the Republic of Korea (RoK) Navy.

Each vessel will be equipped with two azimuth thrusters, designed and manufactured by Rolls-Royce. Azimuth thrusters are a configuration of a ship’s propeller that can rotate through 360 degrees on a vertical axis, providing greater maneuverability than a traditional propeller and rudder system.

This $3.3m order follows a $7.2m order earlier this year to supply controllable pitch propellers for the RoK Navy’s prototype FFX frigate, the first of an initial batch of six ships.

Lieutenant Commander, Lee Kwang Young, said “The four tugboats will be built in the Hanook Shipyard, with the first due to enter service in 2011.  We already operate 12 tug boats with Rolls-Royce azimuth Thrusters, meeting all our operational requirements.”

(www.rolls-royce.com)

Maritime Reporter February 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Marine Propulsion

MAN Demonstrates Two-Stroke Methanol Engine Concept

MAN Diesel & Turbo successfully demonstrated its ME-LGI concept engine in front of customers and partners at its Diesel Research Center in Copenhagen on March 17th, the company announced today.

Becker Marine at Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo

Becker Marine Systems product presentation at the dutch Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo will put a strong focus on environmentally-friendly technology for the

Shipbuilding First: Strategic Delivers StratCat to Njord Offshore

Strategic Marine delivered a world’s first to European windfarm service sector operator, Njord Offshore.  This vessel builds on the success of the first eight

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1328 sec (8 req/sec)