Rolls-Royce receives second Environship order

Rolls-Royce has received a second order for a vessel from its award winning Environship range. It covers the supply of all the main systems and equipment, as well as the ship design for the fish feed carrier ordered from STX OSV at the end of last year by Eidsvaag AS.

The 17.5 m x 36 m gas fueled ship will be used to supply feed to fish farms along the Norwegian coast and will operate a demanding  schedule to ensure fish are fed at the same time every week, regardless of weather conditions. Delivery is scheduled from the STX OSV Brattvaag shipyard in Norway in the second quarter 2013. The hull of the vessel will be built at the STX OSV Tulcea shipyard in Romania.

The NVC 401 Forage Carrier, is the latest ship design from the Rolls-Royce Environship range and incorporates a variety of features to reduce environmental impact while increasing efficiency. It will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 40 percent compared to similar diesel powered ships, says Rolls-Royce.

Rune Ekornesvåg, Rolls-Royce, Sales Manager - Merchant Vessels, said: "Our Environship design has been developed to meet very challenging operational requirements, including strict limits on emissions, which could only be achieved through our gas engine technology. Environships combine state-of-the art propulsion technology and advanced ship design to significantly reduce emissions of CO2."

Rolls-Royce supplied systems will include a Bergen C-Series engine fueled by liquid natural gas (LNG), a wave piercing bow and a Promas propulsion system which combines a propeller and rudder. Rolls-Royce will also supply a Dynamic Positioning (DP) system that uses satellite technology to hold the ship in position during the offloading of fish feed.

This is the latest in a series of recent orders for Rolls-Royce LNG powered ships, which includes the world's first gas powered tugs, coastal cargo ships and passenger ferries..

March 1, 2012