Hornbeck Offshore Services Inc., Covington, La., announced yesterday that it will acquire six high-spec new generation offshore supply vessels from Nautical Solutions LLC, an affiliate of Edison Chouest Offshore, Cut Off, La. The purchase price was not disclosed.

Each of the OSVs are U.S.-flagged, Jones Act-qualified, 280-class DP-2 OSVs with capacities of 4,750 DWT. Hornbeck estimates that it will take delivery of all six vessels over the next 12 to 15 months.

“We are very excited about this additional acquisition, which continues our growth strategy for the benefit of our employees, oilfield and non-oilfield customers and other constituents," Hornbeck Offshore's President and CEO Todd Hornbeck said in a statement. "We continue to explore our strategic plans for additional growth and business diversification initiatives as we look to the future.”

Hornbeck Offshore is a leading provider of technologically advanced, new generation offshore service vessels to the energy industry, primarily in the Gulf of Mexico and Latin America, as well as to the U.S. military, offshore wind and other non-oilfield customers.