DECEMBER 29, 2015 — China’s Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group reports that its Zhejiang Shipyard has delivered three SPP17A platform supply vessels to the Mexico’s Naviera Petrolera Integral S.A. de C.V.
The three PSVs were contracted in July 2014. All are of Sinopacific’s independently designed SP series of offshore support vessels (OSV) and were designed, built and delivered to meet PEMEX requirements for oil and gas operations in the Gulf of Mexico.
They mark Sinopacific’s debut in the Mexican market, which CEO Jiang Qiang sees as “a profound strategic move.”
Naviera Petrolera Integral VP Juan Pablo Vega Torres says that the three PSVs will become the flagships of the company’s fleet and that he is “fully confident that Sinopacific can be famous in Mexico by virtue of its excellent products.”
Designed by Sinopacific subsidiary Shanghai Design Associates, the compact SPP17A PSVs can accommodate 24 people and have a length overall of 61.8 m, a molded breadth of 14.0 m, a molded depth of 5.8 m, and a deadweight of 1,700 t on a design draft of 4.3 m..Equipped with two sets of steerable thrusters on the stern, main dimensions for the bow and hull lines have been further optimized to enable a larger deadweight and better fuel economy.