Second Environship order for Rolls-Royce
Rolls-Royce has announced a second contract for a vessel to one of its Environship designs, a 75m LNG-powered vessel for Norway's Eidsvaag for fish farm supply along the Norwegian coast.
The NVC 401 forage carrier is the latest design from the Environship range and incorporates a number of features to reduce environmental impact while increasing efficiency. According to Rolls-Royce, it will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 40%, compared to similar diesel powered ships.
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 will supply all the main systems and equipment, as well as the ship design and LNG system.
The company will also supply a DP1 system with joystick, to hold the ship in position during offloading of fish feed pellets. This is said to be necessary to ensure that fish are fed in the right place at the correct times, regardless of weather conditions.
STX OSV in Brattvåg, Norway, will build the ship, with the hull sourced from the STX yard in Romania.
Rolls-Royce says this is the latest in a series of recent orders for its LNG powered ship designs, which includes the first gas powered tugs, coastal cargo ships and passenger ferries.
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