Posted by - Neelam Mathews
Aug 22, 2012
Rolls-Royce has secured an £8 million contract to design and power a highly specialised buoy tender vessel for India.
The vessel will be operating in remote waters off the east coast of India and around the Andaman & Nicobar Islands maintaining and replacing navigational aids and buoys, says Rolls Royce. The vessel will be built at the Cochin Shipyard Ltd. in India, and is due for delivery in 2015.
The buoy tender vessel is a Rolls-Royce UT 755 S, which is a development of the well proven UT 755 series. In addition to the design, Rolls-Royce will also supply the main engines, propulsion system, automation and control system, deck machinery and shaft generators.
Cochin Shipyard Ltd. has previously built over 20 Rolls-Royce designed vessels.