China’s First Deep Engineering Ship Operational

China’s first multifunction underwater engineering ship “Offshore Oil 286” with operating water depth of 3000 invested and constructed by COOEC kicked off operation on Sunday, Xinhua reports.

Built by Guangzhou Huangpu Shipbuilding “Offshore Oil 286” is a multifunctional underwater engineering vessel with an operating water depth of 3,000 meters, which combines functions including deepwater installation of large underwater structures, hose laying and diving support.

The ship, 141 meters long and 29 meters wide, has a maximum loading capacity of 11,228 tons, and can accommodate to 150 crew members. It is equipped with a 400-ton crane to fulfil installing missions under the water.

Meanwhile, “Offshore Oil291” purchased by Shenzhen COOEC Subsea Technology, the subsidiary of COOEC, was named at a ceremony in Bergen, Norway and delivered earlier this month, which marked the ship has been officially put into service.

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“Offshore Oil291”, deepwater multi-function engineering trenching ship, is the first large anchor handling support vessel introduced from abroad by the company, with total investment of about RMB 1,417 million.

The vessel is totally 109.8 m long and 24 m wide, with draft of 7.8 m, bollard towing tension of 361 tons and AHC main hoisting of 250 tons. It is equipped with two ROVs with operating depth of 3000m and can support trenching operation of large plough trencher. According to the company, the vessel can meet the demand of deepwater subsea pipeline trenching and mooring in East and South Sea of China.

“Offshore Oil291” is sailing back home and expected to arrive in Shenzhen port by January of 2015.

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