Rolls-Royce announced a new deal to provide deck machinery and propulsion to 5 cruise vessels currently being built by Fincantieri at Monfalcone and Ancona shipbuilding yards, Italy.
The orders are to supply deck machinery, steering gear and Promas system to two vessels being built for Viking Ocean Cruises. The contract also covers steering gear and deck machinery for a further vessel under construction for Regent Seven Seas Cruises, and steering gear is also being provided for two vessels being built for Princess Cruises.
Rolls-Royce director deck machinery – marine, Asbjørn Skaro said:
“Over years of servicing the oil and gas sector in the demanding conditions of the North Sea we have perfected some of the most advanced, efficient and reliable deck machinery, propulsion and steering equipment to be found anywhere in the world."
Promas propulsion integrates propeller, hubcap, rudder bulb and the rudder into a single unit which can increase propulsion's efficiency by 3-8% (1-screw vessels) and by 2-6% (2-screw vessels). It also improves manoeuvrability, reduces fuel consumption and bad emissions.
The new modular technology allows efficient and cost-effective custom-made systems to be built up from various existing and standard parts - mooring winches, anchor cable lifters, warping heads.