Rolls-Royce announced today they have secured an £8 million contract to design and power a highly specialised buoy tender vessel for India.
While operating in remote waters off the east coast of India and around the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, a legendary and mysterious place rumored to have once been home to cannibalistic societies, this vessel will responsible for maintaining and replacing navigational aids and buoys. The vessel will be built at the Cochin Shipyard Ltd. in India, and is due for delivery in 2015.
Per Kristian Furø, Rolls-Royce, General Manager Sales Ship Technology – Offshore said: “We are very pleased that the Directorate General of Lighthouses and Lightships has chosen a highly advanced Rolls-Royce design and power systems package, focusing on both environmental and operational features, when extending their fleet.”
The buoy tender vessel is a Rolls-Royce UT 755 S, which is a development of the well proven UT 755 series, and designed to operate safely in the most challenging conditions. 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.