In addition to offshore wind farm installation, these vessels are very well suited for a wide range of maintenance, construction and decommissioning tasks.
With their 1,425T (Osprey) and 1,200T (Orca) crane, large clear deck area, working water depth of 60m and 2.5m Hs limit for jacking, these vessels are designed to meet both the current and future needs of the offshore industry.
Safety and reliability are two key points of focus in the WIVs design and aftermarket support. The WIVs are fitted with six legs to increase jacked stability and a high redundancy diesel electric power system to reduce risk of breakdown. By striving for excellence in safety, recruitment and training, vessel design, maintenance and management, SBO aim to provide a best in class service to our customers.
Providing services to the offshore wind industry was a natural progression for Swire, given our long history of successful marine and engineering operations and strong focus on the environment. Swire Blue Ocean is being positioned to provide premium level services to the offshore wind industry.
The innovative vessel design developed by Blue Ocean is being combined with the long-standing reputation of SPO as a provider of high quality, reliable and safe offshore support services. That combination will deliver new levels of efficiency in the installation of offshore wind turbines and their foundations.
Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) was established in 1975 and provides offshore marine support services to the international oil and gas industry using a fleet of 70 wholly-owned vessels, (with 19 on order) including Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels (AHTS), Platform Supply Vessels (PSV), Ice Breaking Supply Vessels (IBSV), Seismic Survey Vessels, ROV/Dive Support Vessels and Maintenance/ Utility Vessels.
The company has extensive new building experience and is very familiar with the operation of jack-up units and large construction barges. SPO have one of the largest fleets of dynamically positioned (DP) vessels in the world and has a broad base of well trained, competent personnel who continue to be developed using a “state of the art” internal training and simulator facility in Singapore.
Swire encompasses a wide range of commercial activities and its interests span five continents. Hong Kong is home to publicly quoted Swire Pacific Limited whose core businesses are grouped under five operating divisions; property, aviation, beverages, marine services and trading & industrial. John Swire & Sons is headquartered in London and has a share holding in Swire Pacific Ltd as well as controlling a range of wholly-owned businesses, including deep-sea shipping, cold storage, road transport and agricultural activities with main areas of operation in Australia, Papua New Guinea, East Africa, Sri Lanka, the USA.