LONDON – Rolls-Royce has delivered 13 azimuth thrusters to Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering for installation on the Allseas Group’s Pieter Schelte offshore construction vessel. Rolls-Royce says the £18-million ($28.35-million) order is its largest ever for one vessel.
The Pieter Schelte will be the largest such vessel when it enters service in 2014. The 382 m (1,254 ft) long by 117 m (384 ft) wide vessel is designed for installation and decommissioning of platforms and also pipeline installation.
It will have unique design concept with a displacement at full load of nearly 900,000 metric tons (992,080 tons). It is capable of lifting 48,000 metric tons (52,911 tons) and the pipelay tension capacity will be 2,000 metric tons (2,205 tons).