zoom Rolls-Royce announced today that it has won an order to provide design and integrated equipment packages for two UT 771 WP platform supply vessels to be built by Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group Co. Ltd (SINOPACIFIC), one of the leading shipbuilders in China.The contract incorporates MTU-engines as part of an integrated power and propulsion package within the successful UT-vessel series. The UT 771 WP design from Rolls-Royce enhances the ship’s performance due to the signature wave piercing bow, designed to pierce through the waves in rough seas.Ronny Pål Kvalsvik, Rolls-Royce, Vice President of Sales & Contract – Offshore systems, said: “The order demonstrates SINOPACIFIC’s confidence in our integrated systems and ship design capabilities. This new design has been developed in cooperation between Rolls-Royce, the ship owner and the yard, and will feature technologies that increase fuel efficiency and safety while reducing operation costs and emissions.”Vivian Ye, SINOPACIFIC, Managing Director of Supply Chain Centre, said: “SINOPACIFC is committed to work closely with industry leaders to bring added value and better service to our customers. We are working to build up an open platform to share and encourage sustainable innovations for shipbuilding, and it has been a very good experience working with Rolls-Royce.”The systems from Rolls-Royce will comprise a propulsion system, a power electrical system, a bulk handling system, deck machinery, an automation and control system as well as a dynamic positioning system that uses satellite technology to automatically maintain the vessels’ position without anchoring.The two vessels are scheduled for delivery in late 2015. There are 22 Rolls-Royce UT-vessels under construction in China at present, which will eventually join more than 170 ship owners world wide who have UT-vessels in their fleets.Rolls-Royce, December 3, 2013
SaskEnergy is warning customers of a telemarketing scam in a statement released Wednesday morning.Individuals claiming to be from SaskEnergy are contacting customers and threatening disconnection of their natural gas service unless a bill payment is made within 30 minutes, said the statement.Callers are telling customers to pay their most recent bill in a number of ways, including cash or Bitcoin. Calls have been reported in Regina, Saskatoon, Swift Current, Duck Lake and Gull Lake.“This is not a SaskEnergy representative, nor is the line a SaskEnergy phone number,” continued the statement. “While SaskEnergy does contact customers via phone from time to time, the Corporation will never request payment by cash or by Bitcoin. SaskEnergy will also never provide customers with a 30 minute notice to pay their bill.”Anyone who has received a call is being asked to report it to SaskEnergy at 1-800-567-8899, and if someone shows up in person to collect payment, to call their local police.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.“If a customer has provided personal financial information, including bank account or credit card information, over the phone, they should report the matter to their local police, as well as immediately contact their financial institution,” said SaskEnergy.The scam comes less than a week after SaskPower warned customers of a text messaging scam where individuals claimed to be offering a refund due to over-billing and asked customers for banking information.