Crane vessel CIMC Gretha heads back home to China

CIMC Gretha, a semi-submersible crane vessel (SSCV) managed by CIMC Raffles Asset Management Company, set sail from Curacao to Yantai, China on 1 1 November 2020.

CIMC Gretha SSCV - CIMC Raffles
CIMC Gretha SSCV; Source: CIMC Raffles

After the vessel arrives home, it will perform new tasks such as offshore installation services, the Chinese shipyard CIMC Raffles said on Thursday.

CIMC Gretha is 137.75m in length, 81m in width, 39m in depth, and 8 knots in speed.

It is self-propelled and equipped with DP-3 dynamic positioning system, classified as ABS with Marshall flag.

Being equipped with two 1800 tons Huisman cranes and the main deck area of 2000 square meters is making the unit qualified for oilfield service, accommodation support, large module lifting, and wind power installation.

The vessel is also equipped with accommodation for 618 people.

According to the shipyard, CIMC Gretha has been operating in Brazil’s deepwater oilfield for five years from 2013 to 2018.

CIMC Gretha SSCV; Source: CIMC Raffles
CIMC Gretha SSCV; Source: CIMC Raffles