October 16, 2021
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Rolls-Royce secures contract with HHI
Rolls-Royce has secured a milestone contract with Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to provide a concept design based on the Rolls-Royce EnvironshipLeadge Bow. This marks the first reference for the award-winning wave-piercing hull form in the naval sector. Rolls-Royce will also equip this new 23,000t Polar-class logistics support vessel, which will replace the New Zealand Defence Force’s 30-year-old tanker HMNZS Endeavour. The Royal New Zealand Navy’s new logistic support ship will be built by Hyundai in Korea, using an innovative front section design licensed by Rolls-Royce, which will also supply the power plant and related systems. The prime contractor HHI will undertake detailed design and build the vessel as part of the NZDF’s Maritime Sustainment Capability (MSC) project, using the Rolls-Royce Environship concept design under licence. The vessel will be based on a modified Environship hull form designed to meet NZDF requirements for a heavily winterised, ice-strengthened vessel capable of carrying out operations in a challenging Antarctic environment.