Rolls-Royce Thrusters to Power Scottish Ferries

Press Release
Friday, August 17, 2012
Photo credit Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce wins contracts to supply thrusters for two Scottish operators, Western Ferries and Orkney Ferries.

Western Ferries recently announced the construction of two new ferries which will operate on the Dunoon to Gourock route, across the Firth of Clyde. The 50-metre, double ended car ferries will each be equipped with a pair of Rolls-Royce Aquamaster US 105 CRP thrusters, which rotate through 360 degrees and are particularly suited to the quick turn-round operations of these vessels.

Graeme Fletcher, Technical Director at Western Ferries, said, "Previous experience of these thrusters has shown them to be unsurpassed in tractability and efficiency. They will provide our Skippers with outstanding control and manoeuvring characteristics that cannot be achieved by other designs. Our customers and staff will appreciate the enhanced quality and safety provided by these new vessels on our busy route."

The ferries are being built by the Cammell Laird ship yard in Birkenhead and will be larger, faster and more fuel efficient than the vessels they replace.

The MV Hoy Head, operated by Orkney Ferries, will be equipped with Rolls-Royce thrusters, as part of a major refit also taking place at the Cammell Laird shipyard. The work will involve updating and lengthening the ship to increase vehicle capacity and the installation of a new propulsion system.

MV Hoy Head will return to service next year, operating its usual route between the Orkney mainland and the Islands of Hoy and Flotta.



 

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter April 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

French PM: Aussie Subs to be built in Australia

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Monday he was committed to building all of a new Australian submarine fleet in Australia, apparently contradicting the

Asia-N.Europe Box Rates Jump 170 pct

Shipping freight rates for transporting containers from ports in Asia to Northern Europe jumped 170 percent to $732 per 20-foot container (TEU) in the week ended on Friday,

NAT Acquires Four 150,000dwt Tankers

Nordic American Tankers Limited ("NAT" or the "Company") announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire four existing Suezmax sister vessels built in Japan at a world-class shipyard.

Marine Propulsion

GE Gas Turbines for Japan's New Warship

GE's Marine Solutions announced it will provide IHI, Tokyo, Japan, with two LM2500 aeroderivative marine gas turbines for the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force's (JMSDF) new 8,

WSS Offers ‘One Stop Shop’ Approach to Bunkering

Ship operators who rely on a myriad of companies for their global bunkering needs are wasting time, money and energy, with no guarantee of standardized quality of products and services,

BAE Systems Bags USN Award for Submarine Propulsors

BAE Systems has received a $72 million contract from the U.S. Navy to produce and deliver propulsor systems for Block IV Virginia-class (SSN 774) submarines. The

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Navigation Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | 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: 0.0796 sec (13 req/sec)