Rolls-Royce to Power Ice-Class MPV
Rolls-Royce secured a contract to supply a power and propulsion package for an ice-class multipurpose vessel under construction at Keppel Singmarine for Singaporean shipowner New Orient Marine Pte Ltd. The propulsion package includes a 1,650kW and two 3,000kW tunnel thrusters, two US ARC 0.8 main azimuth thrusters and a single 3,000kW retractable thruster. As well as four Bergen B32:40V12ACD and two Bergen C25:33L6ACD generating sets which will supply the requisite power to the £132 million offshore vessel.
Designed by Keppel Offshore & Marine’s ship design subsidiary, Marine Technology Development, the DP3 vessel will be built to Ice Class Arc 5 notation for operation in ambient temperatures down to -30°C. New Orient Marine, a subsidiary of Luxembourg-based Maritime Construction Services, is due to take delivery of its first ice-class vessel in July 2017. Rolls-Royce will start delivering equipment to the Keppel Singmarine in January 2016.
(As published in the May 2015 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News - http://magazines.marinelink.com/Magazines/MaritimeReporter)