Knut Hovland, Rolls-Royce, Director, Marine Services, said: “We have supplied equipment to around a quarter of the world`s registered fleet. As a result, we also have service orders and long-term agreements with a large number of shipowners around the world. We also have a network of petrol stations at 34 locations around the world, which allows us to be nearby if the appliances need to be serviced or repaired.Â Optimized Systems and Solutions Limited (formerly known as Data Systems & Solutions) was established in 1999 as a joint venture between Rolls-Royce plc and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). In early 2006, SAIC withdrew from the joint venture agreement and made Rolls-Royce plc the sole owner. The agreement includes a total of 74 vessels at sea. This is the first agreement that the two siem companies have signed with the same service provider. Currently, aftermarket services account for around 40 per cent of Rolls-Royce Marine`s turnover. About a quarter of them are due to long-term contracts. The company is now exploring digital ways to offer ship owners a growing choice of new and more efficient service solutions.
These include new types of services based on the monitoring of vessel operations and land control centre equipment. Rolls-Royce recently signed its first “Power by the Hour” agreement with Norwegian logistics and freight company Nor Lines. In January 2017, Rolls-Royce agreed with SFO to pay Â£671 million as part of a deferred prosecution deal to avoid corruption prosecutions to secure export contracts.   As part of this agreement, a fine of $170 million was paid to U.S. authorities to end a corruption investigation and $25 million to Brazilian authorities.  Steinar Sandberg, Siem Group, Head of Group Procurement, said: “Of course, we believe that the joint conclusion of such a service contract will save us money. We have a modern and technologically advanced fleet that requires good monitoring throughout the life of the vessels.Â Rolls-Royce has signed an agreement to sell its civilian nuclear instrument and control (I&C) business to Framatome. The Iof C activities cover all Rolls Royce activities and teams based in Grenoble (France), Prague (Czech Republic), Beijing and Shenzhen (China).
“We are particularly pleased to conclude new service contracts during this period. Of course, we are concerned about the fact that many vessels are still launched in the offshore market and it will be interesting to see the impact this will have on the services market in the future,” said Knut Hovland. Rolls-Royce has signed a cooperation agreement with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to strengthen working methods in important Royal Navy programmes. The Iof C business includes all Rolls Royce activities and teams based in Grenoble (France), Prague (Czech Republic), Beijing and Shenzhen (China). . . .