China’s Honghua Offshore has launched its first platform supply vessel, with the support of Honghua’s ‘Honghai Crane’.
The ship, launched at the company’s yard in Jiangsu, will be delivered to the client, Nordic Offshore Supply Limited, in early 2015.
Zhang Mi, Chairman of Honghua Group said it was the first time the Honghai crane was used to lift the whole Platform Supply Vessel.
According to information found on the company’s website, the Honghai crane has the largest lifting capacity of any movable gantry cranes in the world at 22,000 tons.
In an e-mail sent to Offshore Energy Today, a Honghua spokesperson confirmed this was the first time the giant Honghai crane has been used.
More work is in the pipeline for the innovative Honghai Crane, as Honghua recently signed a Letter of Award to build a $320 million semi-submersible drilling rig for Orion.