Five-year Five-year Rolls-Royce deck machinery maintenance agreement
Rolls-Royce has signed a long-term service agreement with offshore vessel owner Siem Offshore to ensure the stability of its deck machinery installations aboard 12 of its state-of-the art anchor handling vessels.
The five-year Maintenance Inspection Programme (MIP) is the formalisation of a cooperation agreement between the two companies following the delivery of ten new AHTS vessels in 2010, and two additional AHTS vessels that Siem Offshore took over ship management of in 2017.
“In our experience, a long-term deal like this provides both parties with predictability and, most importantly, ensures operational stability for our fleet,” said Jon August Houge, Operations Manager, Siem Offshore.
Under the agreement, Rolls-Royce will provide the Norwegian operator with a single point of contact for its fleet.
For each vessel, a bespoke routine maintenance and inspection plan for all the Rolls-Royce deck machinery installed will be drawn up. This includes 12 low-pressure winch systems, shark jaws and towing pins, stern rollers, as well as 24 steering gears and rudders.
The agreement also includes provision for Siem to increase its crew’s knowledge of the systems and functionalities with in-situ training from Rolls-Royce service engineers when working onboard the vessels.
The Siem Offshore MIP will also be the first offered with a Rolls-Royce mobile app, which allows the crew to log inspections and tests, and communicate the results to Rolls-Royce for evaluation.
Rolls-Royce’s Maintenance Inspection Programme can be tailor-made for any type of deck machinery configuration.
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