Rolls-Royce Delivers Far Sleipner

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April 9, 2015

  • Rolls-Royce Congratulates Farstad Shipping With The Delivery Of Far Sleipner
  • Rolls-Royce would like to congratulate Farstad Shipping ASA for their recently named highly advanced subsea and construction vessel Far Sleipner. The event also marks the first delivery of a vessel equipped with the latest generation dynamic positioning system DP3 from Rolls-Royce. Designed and built by Vard (Vard 3 07), the vessel is equipped with Rolls-Royce bridge controls, DP3, engines and propulsion.  Børge Nakken, Farstad Shipping, Vice President Technology & Development, said: “The DP3 po
  • Rolls-Royce Congratulates Farstad Shipping With The Delivery Of Far Sleipner Rolls-Royce Congratulates Farstad Shipping With The Delivery Of Far Sleipner
  • Rolls-Royce would like to congratulate Farstad Shipping ASA for their recently named highly advanced subsea and construction vessel Far Sleipner. The event also marks the first delivery of a vessel equipped with the latest generation dynamic positioning system DP3 from Rolls-Royce. Designed and built by Vard (Vard 3 07), the vessel is equipped with Rolls-Royce bridge controls, DP3, engines and propulsion.  Børge Nakken, Farstad Shipping, Vice President Technology & Development, said: “The DP3 po Rolls-Royce would like to congratulate Farstad Shipping ASA for their recently named highly advanced subsea and construction vessel Far Sleipner. The event also marks the first delivery of a vessel equipped with the latest generation dynamic positioning system DP3 from Rolls-Royce. Designed and built by Vard (Vard 3 07), the vessel is equipped with Rolls-Royce bridge controls, DP3, engines and propulsion. Børge Nakken, Farstad Shipping, Vice President Technology & Development, said: “The DP3 po

 

Rolls-Royce would like to congratulate Farstad Shipping ASA for their recently named highly advanced subsea and construction vessel Far Sleipner. The event also marks the first delivery of a vessel equipped with the latest generation dynamic positioning system DP3 from Rolls-Royce. Designed and built by Vard (Vard 3 07), the vessel is equipped with Rolls-Royce bridge controls, DP3, engines and propulsion.

Børge Nakken, Farstad Shipping, Vice President Technology & Development, said: “The DP3 positioning system onboard Far Sleipner ensures that the vessel stays in position, even in the event of an unforeseen situation, for instance if one out of two separate machinery systems fails. This enables the vessel to complete its task in a safe and efficient manner.”

The main difference between a DP2 and DP3 dynamic positioning system is related to redundancy and tolerance for system failure. All key components of the systems are doubled up in a DP3 system. This ensures that for instance neither a flooding nor a fire in one part of the vessel will make it lose position and require the operation to be halted.

John Knudsen, Rolls-Royce, President Commercial Marine, said: “It’s been a privilege to work closely with both Farstad and Vard on this project. We’ve walked several paths together towards innovation before, but this is probably one of the most advanced projects we’ve worked on so far. When all components in a ship system must be able to function and be controlled independently across fire zones, the complexity of the automation and control systems increases significantly.”

Far Sleipner is designed for subsea and construction/IMR operations down to 3,000 meters water depth, has an overall length of 142.6 meters, beam of 25 meters and a deck area of 1,800 m². The vessel is arranged for three ROV’s (Remote Operating Vehicles) and has accommodation for 130 people in single cabins. The vessel will go straight into a charter contract for Technip.

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