Rolls-Royce wins shiplift contracts

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Global power systems company Rolls-Royce announced Tuesday that it had won two new shiplift contracts in Vietnam.

The company did not disclose the value of the contracts.

The first contract was awarded by the Vietnamese Ministry of Defence and calls for the design and supply of a shiplift and transfer system to be installed at the New Song Thu shipyard in Da Nang.

With a 98.2 by 20 meter docking platform, and a maximum net lifting capacity of more than 4,500 tons, the shiplift will be the highest capacity system ordered to date by the ministry, and the fifth successive contract to be awarded to Rolls-Royce by the ministry over the last six years.

The second project was awarded by Vietnam National Shipping Lines or Vinalines. The shiplift system will be installed at a new shipyard to be constructed near Hai Phong, with a 179 by 35 meter platform and a maximum net lifting capacity in excess of 23,000 tons.

This installation will be capable of docking Panamax size commercial ships and will be the highest capacity system in the Southeast Asia region to date.

Last month, the UK-based company acquired a marine equipment plant invested with US$20 million by Norwegian firm Odim ASA in the southern coastal province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau.

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