Rolls-Royce wins £20m contract

Rolls-Royce has sealed a £20m ship design order from Island Offshore, a services supplier to the offshore industry. The engine-maker will design and supply power and propulsion systems for two UT 776 CD supply vessels used to transport essential supplies to and from offshore oil and gas platforms. The ships will be built at its Brevik shipyard in Norway, ready for delivery in 2013.