More Swiber vessels flying the Mexican flagNews // October 31, 2014
Swiber Holdings Limited is now flying the Mexican flag on five of its vessels in Mexico as reaffirmation of its long-term commitment to the country’s rapidly growing oil and gas industry.
Swiber Concorde, a derrick pipelay barge, was the first among the Swiber group’s five vessels in Mexico to raise the Mexican flag at a ceremony on 18 August 2014 at the Port of Seybaplaya, Campeche State.
Group CEO and President Francis Wong was present at the flag-raising ceremony together with senior officials of the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Mexican Navy, government of Campeche, port authorities and other authorities at the federal, state and local levels.
Said Mr Wong: "This is an important milestone for the Swiber Group. Sailing our fleet under the Mexican state flag demonstrates our commitment in delivering our full suite of services to the development of Mexico’s oil and gas industry as the country rolls out its energy reforms. This undertaking will continue to establish Swiber as a local key player and enable the group to further raise the level of our support to our clients that will be operating in Mexico.”
Swiber hoisted the Mexican flag on the derrick pipelay barge Aziz on 26 August and on
another three anchor handling tug/supply vessels (AHTS).
All five vessels were first deployed in Mexico three years ago when Swiber landed
its first contract win in Latin America, with the construction of a 77km submarine
pipeline project in Mexico for Pemex.
Swiber has since undertaken a number of offshore construction projects in the region.