Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has won a second order for a vessel from its award winning Environship range. This gas powered ship will be used to supply feed to fish farms along the Norwegian coast.
The vessel has been ordered by Norwegian company Eidsvaag AS and will operate a demanding schedule to ensure fish are fed at the same time every week, regardless of weather conditions.
The NVC 401 Forage Carrier, is the latest ship design from the award winning Rolls-Royce Environship range and incorporates a variety of features to reduce environmental impact while increasing efficiency. It will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 40 per cent 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. These include a Bergen C-Series engine powered by liquid natural gas (LNG), a wave piercing bow and a Promas propulsion system which combines a propeller and rudder. Rolls-Royce will also supply a Dynamic Positioning (DP) system, which uses satellite technology to hold the ship in position during the offloading of fish feed.
This is the latest in a series of recent orders for Rolls-Royce LNG powered ships, which includes the world’s first gas powered tugs, coastal cargo ships and passenger ferries.
World Maritime News Staff, March 1, 2012; Image: Rolls-Royce