Swire Pacific Offshore welcomes fourth L Class Platform Supply Vessel, Pacific Liberty

4 February 2015

Shipowner and operator, Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd (SPO) welcomed its fourth L Class Platform Supply Vessel (PSV), Pacific Liberty at a naming ceremony held in Kyoto, Japan on Tuesday, 3rd February 2015.
 
The naming ceremony was held at Maizuru Shipyard of Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) in Kyoto. Graced by Lady Sponsor, Mrs Sylvia Maria Z. Pertierra, the wife of Mr Eduardo Pertierra, President of Anscor Swire Ship Management Corporation, the event was attended by 30 people including Mr Rupert Bray, Marine Services Director of SPO and Mr Yoshio Otagaki, Representative Director and Vice President, Ship and Offshore Division, JMU.

“The naming of Pacific Liberty marks the completion of our successful partnership with JMU for the L Class series, our new generation of large PSV vessels. This fuel efficient and technically advanced vessel will join her sisters, Pacific Leader, Pacific Legacy and Pacific Legend, in providing safe, reliable and high quality services to our clients around the world,” says Managing Director of SPO, Mr Neil Glenn. 

Pacific Liberty is the fourth and final vessel of a series of L Class vessels that SPO has commissioned JMU to build. The first vessel, Pacific Leader was delivered in April 2014, followed by Pacific Legacy in August 2014 and Pacific Legend in September 2014.

This L Class vessel (5252 DWT), with its fuel-efficient modern design, delivers exceptionally reliable, economical and flexible solutions and is well-suited for supply duties in deep water environment. The vessel has a large cargo carrying capacity and bulk cargo system and features fuel efficient propulsion pods as well as a four-engine diesel electric power plant.

The bulbous bow design takes into consideration varying operating speed, draughts and sea states that Offshore Support Vessels (OSV) typically operate in and is designed to maximise its effectiveness over a wide range rather than a tuned design point.  The main deck has a clear deck space of 912 square metres.

The propulsion system uses a computerised power management system that can be programmed to ensure optimisation of the diesel engine load and fuel consumption. The Cargomaxx bulk system utilises a pressure vacuum system to load and unload the cargo and has a product weighing system to accurately measure a product delivered as an individual parcel or as an aggregated amount over a period of time, allowing dry and wet bulk cargoes to be carried in five separate tanks. The FiFi 1, DP2 vessel is also SPS Compliant and Clean Class. Please refer to Appendix A for the Top 10 Features and Specifications Sheet of Pacific Liberty.

“We congratulate SPO on the successful naming of Pacific Liberty. The addition of the large PSVs in the L Class series to the SPO fleet will certainly enhance SPO’s competitiveness as a trusted and forward-looking service provider,” says Representative Director and Vice President, Ship and Offshore Division, JMU, Mr Yoshio Otagaki.

The L Class series plays an important role in the development and expansion of Swire Pacific Offshore’s diverse fleet. Today, SPO operates a diverse fleet of 90 offshore support vessels, including anchor handling tug supply vessels, platform 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 of Pacific Liberty, please visit Naming Ceremony - Pacific Liberty. Photographs courtesy of Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU)

To download the press release, please click here.
 
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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. With 40 years of experience in the industry, 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, Newfoundland, New Zealand, Norway, Qatar, The Philippines, Russia, Scotland and the United Arab Emirates. 
 
For more details, visit http://www.swire.com.sg/
 
About Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU)
Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) was formed through the merger of Universal Shipbuilding Corporation and IHI Marine United Inc. both leading companies in the shipbuilding industry in Japan in January 2013. By synergising the strengths of both companies in terms of design, development and technological capabilities in shipbuilding, JMU aims to establish itself as a world-class shipbuilding company that is anchored with a strong Japanese shipbuilding alliance. The company constantly seeks to strengthen their competitiveness and further implement their growth strategy in the four key business fields namely, Naval Ship, Ship Life Cycle and Merchant Ship & Offshore Work.
 
For more details, visit http://www.jmuc.co.jp/en/