ROLLS-ROYCE HOLDINGS PLC: Rolls-Royce To Design & Power Brazilian Supply Vessels

ROLLS-ROYCE HOLDINGS PLC: Rolls-Royce To Design & Power Brazilian Supply 
23 October 2012 
                          OFFSHORE SUPPLY VESSELS 
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has won a £24 million order to
design and equip four platform supply vessels (PSVs) for Brazilian ship owner
Bravante Group, former Navegação São Miguel Ltda. 
The UT 775 SE PSVs are designed to carry deck cargo, pipes and diesel oil to
and from offshore oil and gas platforms. They will be chartered by Petrobras.
Bravante Group will build the vessels at their ship yard in Niteroi, Brazil, as
they have done for previous orders. 
Anders Almestad, Rolls-Royce, President-Offshore said: 
"This is an important contract to Rolls-Royce that consolidates our strong
support of the growth in Brazil's offshore oil and gas industry. Our bespoke
integrated power and propulsion systems are optimised for each individual
ship's intended operational environment. We are very pleased that Bravante
Group has again chosen these technologically-advanced Rolls-Royce PSVs to meet
the challenges of deepwater operations off the coast of Brazil." 
In addition to the design, Rolls-Royce will supply a wide range of onboard
equipment including Azipull and bow thrusters, deck machinery, a bulk handling
system, Active Front End (AFE) frequency converters, automation and control
systems and a dynamic positioning system. 
Following the successful delivery of the Rolls-Royce designed Mar Limpo II on
schedule to Petrobras in August, Bravante Group now has eight Rolls-Royce
vessels under construction at their São Miguel shipyard. 
Notes to Editors: 
1. Rolls-Royce is a world-leading provider of power systems and services for 
on land, at sea and in the air, and has established a strong position in global  
markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy. 
2. As a result of this strategy, Rolls-Royce has a broad customer base
comprising more than 500 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and
helicopter operators, 160 armed forces, more than 4,000 marine customers,
including 70 navies, and energy customers in more than 80 countries. 
3. Annual underlying revenue was £11.3 billion in 2011, of which more
than half came from the provision of services. The firm and announced order
book stood at £60.1 billion at 30 June 2012, providing visibility of future
levels of activity. 
4. Rolls-Royce employs over 40,000 people in offices, manufacturing and
service facilities in over 50 countries. Over 11,000 of these employees are
5. In 2011, Rolls-Royce invested £908 million on research and development, 
two thirds of which had the objective of further improving the environmental 
performance of its products, in particular reducing emissions. 
6. Rolls-Royce supports a global network of 28 University Technology Centres, 
which connect the company's engineers with the forefront of scientific
7. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate
recruitment and to further developing employee skills. 
For further information, please contact: 
Simon Goodson                                                       
Director - Investor Relations                                     
Rolls-Royce plc 
Tel: +44 (0)20 7227 9237                                                                
Josh Rosenstock 
Director of External Communications 
Rolls-Royce plc      
Tel: +44 (0)20 7227 9163                               
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