Shipbuilder Wins Award for Vessel

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In the 19th China International Industry Fair for developing the world’s largest heavy lift vessel, a vessel builder has received a special award.

Special award:

The Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co. received special award at the International Industry fair for developing the World’s largest heavy lift vessel.

The development of the vessel has highlighted China’s progress in advanced ocean engineering technologies.

8 years to develop:

The company had reportedly spent eight years for the design and development of the ship, which has the capacity to carry up to 12,000 tons and equivalent to the total weight of around 70 Boeing 747-200 airplanes.

The vessel weighs 44,000 tons and is nearly 300 meters long and has a deck as large as two-and-half football fields.

China’s pride:

Yao Hai, design engineer at Zhenhua said, “The ship showcases China’s latest heavy-lift technology for offshore engineering. The ship’s single mechanical arm can lift 12,000 tons, while competitor Italy-based Saipem only managed to lift 7,200 tons with one arm”.

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SourceShanghai Daily

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