New additions to Swire Pacific Offshore fleetVessel & ROV News // February 4, 2011
Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd, headquartered in Singapore, has acquired 4 x UT786 Clean Design, Fi-Fi II, DP2, Comfort Class, 190t bollard pull, 16,314 bhp anchor handlers.
The first vessel, Pacific Champion, is scheduled for delivery on 24th February 2011. The other three vessels, Pacific Commodore, Pacific Centurion and Pacific Crusader will deliver between the third quarter of 2011 and third quarter of 2012.
Built at SekWang Heavy Industries in Ulsan, Korea, this new category of C-Class vessels compliments Swire Pacific Offshores existing fleet of 75 vessels providing offshore support to oil and gas companies globally.
The new vessels are built to Clean Design, Ice C Class and Comfort 3 notations and are equipped with 400 tonne line pull winches. Enhanced with DP2, Fi-Fi 2 and Oil Recovery capabilities, these powerful, high specification vessels are suitable for a variety of offshore tasks, particularly in deepwater and harsh environments.
"The new vessels are an excellent addition to SPOs fleet, and are in keeping with our commitment to provide our customers with the highest standards of safety and operating performance," said Managing Director, Brian Townsley. "The build quality is superb and we expect the vessels flexibility, environmentally conscious design and high specification to be very well received by the market."