Sinopacific firms PSVs

China’s Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group has confirmed a first offshore order from Mexico.

The shipyard said it has signed a contract with Mexican shipping company Naviera Petrolera Integral (NPI) for three small SPP17A supply ships for delivery before the end of 2015.

They will be deployed by Mexican oil company Pemex in the Gulf of Mexico.

TradeWinds reported last week that the yard had a number of offshore orders in the pipeline, including vessels for Pemex.

The shipbuilder said: “Entering a major market for oil and gas production is of strategic significance for Sinopacific.”

The 1,700-dwt PSV has been developed in-house developed by Sinopacific.

NPI operates 33 ships.