Swire Pacific Offshore Orders AHTS Vessels

16 June 2011

Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd, headquartered in Singapore, announced today that it has placed an order for 4 x Havyard 844 XL, 17,850 BHP Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels.  The first vessel is scheduled to deliver in June 2013 with the three subsequent vessels to deliver between 3Q2013 and 2Q2014.  The vessels will be built by Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd, the marine arm of ST Engineering.
Swire Pacific Offshore has 4 sister "D" Class vessels currently on order at Drydocks World shipyard in Singapore for delivery in 2012 and 2013.  The vessels will have a continuous bollard pull in excess of 200T and are equipped with 500T winches.  Built with Clean and Ice Class notations, the DP2 anchor handlers will be ideal vessels to support the latest generation semi-submersible rigs operating in deepwater and harsh environments.  With a large clear deck area and under-deck tank capacity they will also be well suited for a wide range of other offshore applications.
"Swire Pacific Offshore is committed to owning and operating a modern fleet of offshore support vessels.  The recent order with ST Marine continues the Company's investment in high quality, reliable, environmentally friendly, fuel efficient vessels focused on the future needs of the industry" commented Managing Director, Mr Brian Townsley.
For more information, please contact Mr Neil Glenn, SPO's Commercial Director in Singapore
Tel: +65 6309 3600