Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) confirms it has ordered six high-specification 3,700 dwt PSVs from Universal Shipbuilding Corp in Japan
The vessels will be built at USC's Keihin Shipyard and be delivered progressively from the third quarter of 2014.
The orders follow-on from an order for four 5000 dwt PSVs from USC in late 2011.
Mr Neil Glenn, Managing Director of Swire Pacific Offshore, said: "We are delighted to announce this additional PSV order with USC. "SPO now has 29 vessels on order and will have one of the youngest, most technologically advanced and reliable fleets in the industry - ensuring we are well aligned with the future demands of our customers."
The contract includes options for a further four vessels of this type from Universal Shipbuilding Corporation (USC).