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May 14, 2010

Brazil-built PSV's to have Rolls-Royce equipment

Rolls-Royce has received orders worth about $22 million to supply propulsion and control systems for seven offshore vessels being built in Brazil.

The seven platform supply vessels include four ordered by CBO (Companhia Brasileira de Offshore) at the Alianca S/A shipyard.The other three will be built at STX Promar. Two are for Siem Consub and one for Deep Sea Supply.

Rolls-Royce will supply AZP thrusters and transverse thrusters for all seven vessels. It will also supply control and automation systems for dynamic positioning for the CBO vessels. Delivery will take place from the second half of 2010.

Helge Gjerde, Rolls-Royce Senior VP Offshore - Propulsion, Automation & Control and Engines, said: "Brazil will be one of the most important offshore markets in the years to come. A considerable number of vessels and rigs are to be built in the next five years and with this contract Rolls-Royce further strengthens its presence in Brazil".

With a growing installed base of equipment in this market Rolls-Royce recently opened an advanced marine repair and overhaul facility in Niteroi, increasing its capacity to support customers in the region.


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