Rolls-Royce to power Watercats for Royal Oman Police

(LONDON) — Rolls-Royce has signed a contract with Finnish company Marine Alutech Oy Ab to provide 28 waterjets for 14 Watercat K13 fast intercept craft (FIC) ordered by the Royal Oman Police.

The Watercat K13 has a wide range of operating characteristics but is especially suitable for patrolling, interception and rescue purposes in all weather conditions. Propulsion is provided via two 651-kW diesel engines with twin Rolls-Royce Steel Series 32A3 waterjets. The boat has a top speed of over 50 knots and a range exceeding 200 nautical miles, fully loaded. 

Niko Haro, Marine Alutech CEO, said: “Our customers were looking for a fast, agile vessel equipped with proven technology to help in policing the sultanate. Rolls-Royce Kamewa waterjets are such a technology; highly reliable and with an excellent service support network.”

David Kemp, Rolls-Royce vice president sales-naval, said: “Rolls-Royce Kamewa waterjets contribute significantly to the maneuverability, efficiency and performance of these highly capable vessels particularly at speeds in excess of 50 knots. The Kamewa A3 series is up to 3 percent more energy efficient than earlier models and together with a reduced footprint on the vessel, lower weight and life cycle costs, can substantially reduce fuel costs and CO2 emissions, making them highly efficient as well as highly effective.” 

The boats will be built at the Marine Alutech yard in Finland and are due to be delivered by the end of 2017.

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By Professional Mariner Staff