Two more newbuilds for Swire Pacific OffshoreVessel & ROV News // March 26, 2015
Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd (SPO) named two new vessels, Pacific Centurion, an AHTS vessel, and Pacific Goldfinch, a PSV, at a dual vessel naming ceremony on 24 March 2015 at Loyang Offshore Supply Base.
“The addition of Pacific Centurion and Pacific Goldfinch continues our strategy of developing a modern, fuel-efficient, well-specified and reliable fleet capable of supporting the exacting requirements of the offshore industry around the world. We are very confident that both vessels will consistently provide our clients with the safe and high quality service that they have come to expect from Swire Pacific Offshore,” said the company's Managing Director, Neil Glenn.
Pacific Centurion is the second vessel launched in the C-Class series, the first being Pacific Champion. The C-Class vessel boasts a 400-tonne line pull Brattvagg winch with triple drums, ideal for mooring semi submersibles or FPSOs in over 1,000m of water, and the secondary spooling winch has a total of 8km of 76mm wire storage capacity.
Enhanced with Fi-Fi II (Fire-fighting), DP2 and oil recovery capabilities, the vessel is suitable for a variety of offshore tasks in deep water and harsh environments and is able to tow large vessels.
Pacific Goldfinch is the second of 10 G-Class PSV vessels that SPO has commissioned Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) to build. JMU has previously completed construction of a series of H-Class and L-Class PSVs.
The G-Class vessels (4,000 DWT) are suited for a wide range of supply duties in the offshore industry. The tank arrangement allows for generous liquid capacities, with 969m3 of cargo fuel. The efficient hullform and bulbous bow shape also ensure optimal fuel efficiency.