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27 Jul 2012
Swire Pacific Offshore Takes Delivery of World's Largest Windfarm Installation Vessel

Swire Pacific Limited's wholly-owned subsidiary Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Limited ("Swire Pacific Offshore") today took delivery of Pacific Orca, the company's first and also the world's largest windfarm installation vessel, from Samsung Heavy Industries in Geoje, South Korea. With a length of 161 metres, a breadth of 49 metres and a depth of 10.4 metres, Pacific Orca is the world's largest structure for installing Wind Turbine Generators, with the capability to install 12 units of a 3.6 MW design. Swire Pacific Offshore's Managing Director, Neil Glenn, said: "The delivery of Pacific Orca is an important milestone for us. We are confident that the vessel will deliver the high quality performance and service levels that our offshore wind customers are looking for." Pacific Orca will be deployed to provide service for Danish utility company DONG Energy. Swire Pacific Offshore has another windfarm installation vessel on order with scheduled delivery at the end of this year.

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About Swire Pacific Offshore ("SPO")
Swire Pacific Offshore ("SPO") is a trusted name in the Offshore Marine Industry with a reputation for operational excellence and a proactive attitude towards Health, Safety and the Environment. Established in 1975, SPO operates a fleet of more than 75 vessels in every exploration region outside of North America. By the end of 2015, the fleet size will grow to more than 100 vessels. Headquartered in Singapore, SPO and its subsidiaries have regional offices in Angola, Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Cameroon, Denmark, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Qatar, Philippines, Russia, Scotland and the United Arab Emirates. For more information, visit

SPO is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Swire Pacific Limited (HKEX: 00019/00087).