COSCO SHIPPING Specialized Carriers’ new 98,000dwt m/v Xin Guang Hua safely loads her maiden cargo consisting of barges with modules.

Purpose built and delivered from the COMEC shipyard in Guangzhou, the m/v Xin Guang Hua is the largest of the COSCO semi-submersible fleet and second largest semi-submersible vessel in the world. She features an unobstructed deck space of up to 211m by 68m and is fully redundant including industry leading DP2 systems. The m/v Xin Guang Hua has already secured multiple contracts including Shell’s Appomattox hull, which will be transported from South Korea to Ingleside, Texas in 2017.

Xin Guang Hua loads her maiden cargo

The m/v Xin Guang Hua is a market-changing vessel that is large enough to transport fully integrated offshore floating production units weighing up to 85,000 tons. COSCO Heavy Transport, with locations in Houston and Rotterdam, is responsible for the marketing, project management, and engineering for COSCO’s semi-submersible fleet.

Source: Coscoht