Swire Pacific Offshore celebrates the naming of two new vessels, Pacific Centurion and Pacific Goldfinch and welcomes them into the fleet

26 March 2015

Shipowner and operator, Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd (SPO) celebrated the naming of two new vessels, Pacific Centurion, an Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessel, and Pacific Goldfinch, a Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) at the dual vessel naming ceremony held on Tuesday, 24 March 2015 at Loyang Offshore Supply Base.

The naming ceremony was graced by Lady Sponsor, Mrs Joy Slosar, wife of Mr John Slosar, Chairman of Swire Pacific Limited and SPO and attended by SPO Board Members, employees and key project partners.

“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,” says Managing Director of SPO, Mr Neil Glenn.

Pacific Centurion, an AHTS vessel, 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 1,000 metres of water, and the secondary spooling winch has a total of 8 km of 76 mm wire storage capacity.
 
Enhanced with Fi-Fi II (Fire-fighting), DP2 (Dynamic Positioning), and oil recovery capabilities, the powerful and high-specification vessel is suitable for a variety of offshore tasks in deep water and harsh environments and is fully capable to tow large vessels. For the detailed specification sheet of Pacific Centurion, please click here.

Pacific Goldfinch, a Platform Supply Vessel (PSV), is the second of 10 G-Class PSV vessels that SPO has commissioned Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) to build. JMU has previously completed the 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 969 m3 of cargo fuel. The efficient hull form and bulbous bow shape also ensure optimal fuel efficiency. For the top ten features of the G-Class vessels, please click here. A detailed specification sheet of Pacific Goldfinch may also be found here.
 
Today, SPO operates a diverse fleet of 91 offshore support vessels, including platform supply vessels, anchor handling tug supply vessels, ice-breaking supply vessels, seismic survey vessels, wind-farm installation vessels, accommodation barges and multi-purpose offshore vessels.
For pictures of the naming ceremony, please visit here.

To download the press release in PDF format, please click here.


For media queries, please contact
Dorothy Ng
Manager, Corporate Communications
Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd
DID                  : (65) 6505 3228
Email               : dorothy.ng@swire.com.sg
 
About Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) 
Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd is a leading service provider to the offshore oil and gas industry with a network that spans the globe. Operating for 40 years, SPO has become a trusted name in the oil and gas industry. SPO has operated in Singapore since 1975 and moved its headquarters there in 1992. SPO is a fully owned subsidiary of Swire Pacific Limited. In line with its vision, “Excellence in Marine Services”, strong emphasis is placed on health and safety, the environment and sustainable development. SPO and its subsidiaries operate vessels in every major oil exploration region outside of USA and have offices in Angola, Australia, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Brunei, Cameroon, Canada, Denmark, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Qatar, The Philippines, Russia, Scotland and the United Arab Emirates. 
For more details, visit http://www.swire.com.sg/