February 25, 2009
Deltamarin to design SSHLV for China Offshore
China Offshore Oil Engineering Co., Ltd (COOEC) has awarded Finnish engineering company Deltamarin Ltd the basic design and engineering contract for a 50,000 dwt semi-submersible self-propelled heavy lift vessel (SSHLV). The contract includes both concept design development and basic design, including classification documentation.
The vessel to be designed is a self-propelled, DP2 capability, semi-submersible flat top transport vessel, which will serve mainly for offshore oil & gas exploration and development. Its navigation and service range will be unrestricted ocean service. The vessel's approximate main dimensions are: length overall 219 m, molded breadth 42 m, molded depth 13 m and draft 10 m. The design and construction of the vessel will meet CCS (China Classification Society) rules and regulations as well as the latest requirements of SOLAS and IMO.