Sinopacific Shipbuilding Win Order to Construct 4 SPA60 vessels

By Joseph R. Fonseca
Monday, August 04, 2014
 Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group (SINOPACIFIC) has recently signed a contract with Singaporean company Vallianz Holdings Limited

 

Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group (SINOPACIFIC) has recently signed a contract with Singaporean company Vallianz Holdings Limited (Vallianz) for the construction of 4 SPA60 vessels. The vessels will be built in SINOPACIFIC’s Zhejiang Shipyard and all of them are expected to be delivered from the end of 2014 to the beginning of 2015.

  It is the first order SINOPACIFIC has gained from the Southeast Asian market for its in-house “SP-design”, which is a testimony to the steadily increasing reputation of the “SP-designed” vessel in the industry. SINOPACIFIC is currently one of the few Chinese shipbuilding enterprises that have independent design capabilities from conceptual design through to production. Its ability to provide design and on-site technical support for the diversified needs of customers has been recognized by Vallianz. For this order in particular, the delivery term is quite short, which is a test for any shipyard in terms of the synergy between departments to ensure an efficient, coordinated effort for planning and execution. SINOPACIFIC, which is highly experienced in the execution of international OSV projects, is exactly the right ship builder for this task.

“The professionalism and enthusiasm of Vallianz to pursue perfection gives us confidence in this partnership." Simon Liang, Chairman & CEO of SINOPACIFIC, said, “This partnership is aligned with our strategy and I’m convinced that this will showcase the advantages of our product in the global market, boosted by this confidence of Vallianz and will further guarantee SINOPACIFIC’s leading position in the OSV market segment .”

  Headquartered in Singapore, Vallianz is a fast growing provider of offshore support vessels and an integrated marine solutions company for the offshore oil and gas industry. Vallianz has a current fleet size of 29 young and modern offshore support vessels and serves the Middle East, Latin American and Asia Pacific markets. Vallianz is listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange-Catalist.  

SPA60 is an anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel with 60mt bollard pull, 64m in length overall, 16.00m in breadth mould, 6.00m in depth mould, 5.00m in max draft. Being available for shallow draft operation, SPA60 reaches 13kn in service speed and can accommodate 28 persons. Fully functional and balanced, the vessel is designed to be highly practical and robust in operation. It not only gives full consideration to customized needs, but also makes breakthroughs by adopting a forward-looking layout to provide possibilities for future functions including rescues.

The emphasis on economy and environmental protection are also being placed during the design process of SPA60, SINOPACIFIC’s design team has been “Challenging for excellence”, making every effort for the best solution. Thanks to the wealth of experience that the "SP" brand has accumulated throughout its design processes, SPA60, which combines user-friendly design and convenient features for future maintenance, is indeed a trustworthy masterpiece of mature design.

As one of the world’s largest OSV manufacturers, SINOPACIFIC has so far (at end of June, 2014) delivered more than 160 OSVs, which are widely used in the most active oil exploration areas such as the North Sea, West Africa, Gulf of Mexico and Southeast Asia.

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