Ruston's RK270 Engines Power Offshore Patrol Vessels

Thursday, October 04, 2001
The second of a three-part series of new Offshore Patrol Vessels for the Royal Brunei Navy, which was launched in June 2001 at BAE Systems shipyard on the Clyde at Glasgow is powered by four MAN B&W Diesel Ruston 20 cylinder RK270 engines. Producing a total of 30,200 kWb at 1,032 rpm, the engines provide each 2,000-tons displacement vessel with speeds of more than 30 knots. Mounted in pairs, port and starboard, the engines drive their respective propellers and shafting via a flexible coupling, shaft and gearbox.

The main function of these OPVs will be littoral operations, protecting Brunei's offshore oil industry and safeguarding the nation's territorial integrity.

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