Hornbeck Offshore Services Inc.

Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

This week on Out to Lunch, at either end of the energy spectrum, Robert Suggs from South Coast Solar and Todd Hornbeck from Hornbeck Offshore Services are in very different worlds. But they do have a few ideas in common about NOLA Bikinis.

Hornbeck Offshore Services Inc. will spend $180 million to build four vessels in anticipation of increased demand for oilfield supply vessels in the Gulf of Mexico and Latin America.

New Orleans CityBusiness reported Tuesday that the Covington-based company plans to exercise the first four of 48 options to build the supply vessels, which will be delivered in late 2014 and early 2015.

The plans are part of a building program the company launched in November. Hornbeck already has 16 new vessels under construction at U.S. shipyards.