Rolls-Royce announced an £11million order to design and equip two offshore service vessels for Italian ship owner Fratelli D’Amato.These UT 755 XL vessels will carry out operations in the offshore oil and gas sector and will be built at the Rosetti Marino S.p.A shipyard in Italy. The order includes an integrated system of Rolls-Royce equipment including thrusters for manoeuvring, rudders, propellers, deck machinery and a bulk handling system for the safe loading of fluids and solid cargo.
The vessels are due to be delivered by the end of 2013.
Yrjar Garshol, Rolls-Royce, General Manager Commercial Ship Technology - Offshore, said: “This latest order reaffirms the Rolls-Royce position as global market leader in offshore supply vessels. It also demonstrates the benefit that operators see in our integrated ship design and equipment, which delivers technologically advanced, reliable and fuel efficient vessels.” This order will bring Fratelli D’Amato’s fleet of Rolls-Royce UT vessels to eight. It currently operates four UT vessels and has two more under construction.