Chouest anchor handlers to have Rolls-Royce equipment

Anchor handlers being built at NAVSHIP in Brazil will have Rolls-Royce deck machinery Anchor handlers being built at NAVSHIP in Brazil will have Rolls-Royce deck machinery

JUNE 10, 2014 — Rolls-Royce has won a £50 million contract to deliver deck machinery for four large anchor handlers for Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO). The vessels are designed by ECO's North American Shipbuilding, Larose, LA, and will be built at its Brazilian shipyard, Estaleiro Navship LTDA (NAVSHIP).

The four vessels have been specially developed to operate in Brazilian waters under an eight year long contract with Brazilian oil major Petrobras, but will meet all demands for world-wide operations.

The deck machinery delivered by Rolls-Royce will include low pressure high torque winches, stern rollers, anchor handling cranes and anchor launch and recovery systems (A-LARS). All mechanical, hydraulic and electric systems are included in the package.

John Knudsen, Rolls-Royce, President - Offshore, said: "We are proud that Edison Chouest has chosen Rolls-Royce products for these new and advanced vessels. Our anchor handling team’s in-depth knowledge about offshore operations has been vital to developing the optimum solution together with the shipowner and designer. We look forward to continuing this journey with them."

First delivery of the Rolls-Royce equipment will take place in March 2015, the last in January 2017.