Swire Pacific Offshore orders more anchor handlersVessel & ROV News // February 26, 2008
Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) has signed an agreement with Qingdao Qianjin Shipyard, Qingdao, China, to build eight new 'P' Class anchor handers for delivery in 2010 and 2011.
The agreement was signed on January 24th 2008 by SPO's Managing Director, J B Rae-Smith and the President of Qingdao Qianjin Shipyard, Ming Shiwei, and is the first time that SPO has placed an order with a shipyard in mainland China.
The new vessels will be of IMT957 design, developed by IMT Marine Consultants Ltd in collaboration with Swire Pacific Offshore.
The vessels will be 57m long, with a bollard pull of 60 tonnes and are scheduled for delivery in pairs at four-month intervals.
The first pair of vessels of this design is expected to be delivered in August 2010.