The Royal Netherlands Navy has awarded a contract to Rolls-Royce to supply Bergen diesel engines for the navy’s Joint Support Ship (JSS).

Under the contract, Rolls-Royce will equip the vessel with four Bergen B32:40V12A generator sets and one B32:40L6A, which will provide diesel electrical power and propulsion.

Without the application of common modifications, the modern engine designs are compliant to stringent IMO Tier II emission requirements using diesel or gas fuel.

The JSS is a robust multi-function ship specifically designed for maritime support, strategic sealift and sea basing missions in open-ocean and littoral waters.

In 2009, the Royal Netherlands Navy awarded a contract to Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) in Vlissingen, Netherlands for the engineering, building and delivery of the JSS.

Construction work for the 205m ship will be carried out at the Damen shipyard at Galati, Romania under the supervision of DSNS.