ROLLS-ROYCE HOLDINGS PLC: Rolls-Royce To Design Chinese Offshore Supply Vessels

ROLLS-ROYCE HOLDINGS PLC: Rolls-Royce To Design Chinese Offshore Supply Vessels
16 November 2012 
  ROLLS-ROYCE TO DESIGN AND POWER NEW CHINESE OFFSHORE SUPPLY VESSELS 
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has won a £12 million order to
design and equip two platform supply vessels (PSVs). The vessels will be built
at Jiangsu Eastern Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. in China. 
Rolls-Royce UT 755 LN vessels are designed specifically for transporting solid
and liquid cargo to and from offshore oil and gas platforms world wide. 
Anders Almestad, Rolls-Royce Marine's President - Offshore said: "This contract
further strengthens Rolls-Royce's presence in China. Jiangsu Eastern Heavy
Industries Co., Ltd. is a new client for us in the offshore market. We are very
happy to be chosen as a supplier of ship design and integrated systems for
these advanced offshore vessels. We look forward to growing our relationship
with the yard through this important contract'." 
In addition to the design, Rolls-Royce will supply an extensive range of
onboard equipment, including main engines, propulsion system, thrusters,
automation and control systems, deck machinery, bulk handling systems, rudders,
steering gears and shaft generators. 
Since the first UT 755 was delivered in 1996, more than 180 vessels of this
popular design have gone into service, or are on order, worldwide. Increasingly
efficient hull designs, diesel electric propulsion technology and design
solutions that minimise environmental impact and improve the comfort and safety
of the crew are hallmarks of the newer UT 755 models. 
The vessels are due for delivery in 2014. 
Notes to Editors: 
1. Rolls-Royce is a world-leading provider of power systems and
services for use 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
engineers. 
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
research. 
7. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate
recruitment and to further developing employee skills. 
For further information, please contact: 
Investors:   
                                                             
Simon Goodson                                                       
Director - Investor Relations                                     
Rolls-Royce plc 
Tel: +44 (0)20 7227 9237                                          
simon.goodson@rolls-royce.com                               
Media:  
Josh Rosenstock 
Director of External Communications 
Rolls-Royce plc      
Tel: +44 (0)20 7227 9163        
josh.rosenstock@rolls-royce.com                                       
www.Rolls-Royce.com 
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