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Author: Rebecca Gibson/Wednesday, September 28, 2016/Categories: News, Building and refurbishment, Marine operations, Fincantieri
Rolls-Royce is to provide propulsion and deck machinery to five cruise ships being built by Fincantieri at its Monfalcone and Ancona shipyards in Italy.
The company will supply a Promas system, deck machinery and steering gear for two Viking Ocean Cruises vessels, as well as steering gear for two Princess Cruises ships. Rolls-Royce will also deliver steering gear and deck machinery for Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ newbuild.
“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,” said Asbjørn Skaro, Rolls-Royce’s director of deck machinery. “By choosing our equipment Fincantieri can be confident it won’t let their customers down.”
Developed using the latest Computational Fluid Dynamics, Promas integrates the propeller, a hubcap, rudder bulb and the rudder itself into a single hydrodynamic efficient unit which can increase efficiency by 3-8% for single screw vessels and 2-6% for twin screw vessels. This improves manoeuvrability and reduces fuel consumption and emissions.
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