Rolls-Royce Wins Contract to Design and Equip …

first_imgzoom 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, 2013last_img read more

Career Website Highlights Nova Scotia Occupations

first_imgInformation about job opportunities, estimated salaries and training paths for more than 300 occupations is now available to Nova Scotians at the Department of Education Career Options website. “We’re providing Nova Scotians with as much information as possible about opportunities in the province when they make career decisions,” said Education Minister Jamie Muir. “The Career Options website is a one-stop resource that will make employment research much easier for Nova Scotians of all ages.” The Department of Education recently upgraded the Career Options site (www.careeroptions.ednet.ns.ca) to include labour market outlooks for 313 occupations in Nova Scotia. Information includes job availability and projected growth, estimated potential earnings, necessary credentials, education and training paths, and contact information for employers and educational institutions. The site targets youths, adults and career coaches, a category that includes teachers, parents and guidance professionals. Visitors to the site can search by occupation category, specific job titles or by keyword. They can also take quizzes to explore their abilities, interests and work values, and can find links to career-related and job search websites. The Department of Education is promoting the website as a tool for the Grade 9 Health/Personal Development and Relationships course and the Grade 11 Career and Life Management course. “The Career Options website is a great tool for students, teachers and career coaches alike because it provides comprehensive, searchable information on career opportunities in the province,” said Rob Wolf, a Grade 11 teacher at St. Mary’s Academy in Sherbrooke. “Students are doing much of their research online, and this site presents a realistic view of what’s available in Nova Scotia.” “It’s good to be able to check out various professions and to seewhat the job situation is like here in Nova Scotia,” said Larissa Humphrey, a Grade 10 student at St. Mary’s Academy. “There are jobs on this site that I didn’t know much about, it was so easy to be able to read up on the education requirements and the possible salaries for the careers I’m interested in.” The new Career Options website is one of a series of career information tools the Department of Education will launch this year. The Nova Scotia Career Guide was distributed to Grade 9 students across the province in November 2005. This year, the department will also introduce a Career Guide for Adults, a booklet for schools that provides information on job-related websites, and a teacher’s resource for Career and Life Management.last_img read more