Rolls-Royce has a won a contract to design and equip a new offshore support vessel (OSV) for Island Offshore, to be built by shipbuilding group Vard. The platform support vessel (PSV) is a Rolls-Royce design of type UT 776 CD, the second of this type ordered by Island Offshore this year.
The UT 776 CD is an Offshore Service Vessel for worldwide service, with tanks for all types of liquid cargo, 1,000m2 cargo deck and accommodation for over 40 people in single cabins. In addition to the vessel design, Rolls-Royce will provide engines, deck machinery, azimuth thrusters, tunnel thrusters and control systems.
This PSV is designed to satisfy the general demands of the offshore industry and is the 11th order of its kind for the Island Offshore fleet.
The new vessel will be delivered from the Vard Brevik yard in Norway in February 2015, and the hull of the vessel will be delivered from Vard Braila in Romania. Upon delivery it will become the 26th vessel in Island Offshore’s fleet designed by Rolls-Royce.