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Octabuoy main hull docking

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Octabuoy main hull docking

On July 30, five tugs slowly moved into the offshore dock at COSCO Qidong base; the main hull of Octabuoy, with a deadweight of 30,000 tons, was towed and installed exactly on the docking block. In doing so successfully, COSCO Shipyard broke a new record for the total docking weight for offshore projects.

The unique weather and tides at the Qidong base contributed to the complexity of the operation. The main hull, nearly 80 meters high, results in a high wind resistance. Additionally its weight is in the order of 30,000 tonnes: equivalent to a 400K dwt ore carrier. It therefore became a serious challenge and required us to focus our skills to ensure the project was safely and successfully secured into the dock. The yard carefully drew up docking plans and kept a detailed record of facts in the operation process thus documenting valuable information and learning for similar projects in the future.

The installation and construction of its nearly 4,000-tonne wellhead facilities and equipment will be conducted after the docking of the Octabuoy main hull has been completed.

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Founded in June 2001, COSCO Shipyard Group Co., Ltd, which is a subsidiary of China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO), is a large enterprise group specializing in large vessel building, marine engineering, construction and conversion, and providing services in ship repairing and building sets.

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Founded in June 2001, COSCO Shipyard Group Co., Ltd, which is a subsidiary of China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO), is a large enterprise group specializing in large vessel building, marine engineering, construction and conversion, and providing services in ship repairing and building sets. In Dalian, Nantong, Zhoushan, Guangdong Province, Shanghai, Lian Yungang and other places, COSCO Shipyard Group has large ship enterprises and ancillary services enterprises which are leading in the domestic market and enjoying a high profile internationally. Based on professional services and modern management, COSCO Shipyard has become the preferred partner for top shipping companies and offshore oil service providers around the world.

Currently, the total dock capacity of COSCO Shipyard Group has arrived at 1.85 million tons, including two capacities of 300,000 tons floating docks, four capacities of 150,000~200,000 tons docks, six capacities of 40,000~80,000 tons docks, 31 berths, two Shipbuilding berth, and four water slides as well as two supporting water splits.

The total site area is over 4.25 million square meters, forming a "North-Middle-South" scientific and rational geographical distribution. Committed to improving the national ship and marine engineering design and manufacturing standards, COSCO Shipyard has been building a national class technical center that integrates its basic design, detailed design and productive design as well as technical advisory services. It has attracted technical design and productive management experts from Singapore and Korea to be involved in building a world-level shipbuilding management model.

COSCO Shipyard's built ship models includes: series 5000 barking space PCTC, 30,000 tons of Series Heavy Lift Multi-Purpose ships, 57,000 tons of series bulk carrier, 80,000 tons of bulk carriers, bulk carriers, and 92,500 tons carriers; marine project including: the world's first drilling production storage oil vessel (FDPSO), cylindrical rigs, self-drilling platform, semi-submersible offshore oil platforms.

With "Hardwork, Innovation and Beyond" as the spirit of the enterprise, "Unified development and creating value" as the core conception, "To revitalize the national shipbuilding industry," as a mission, COSCO Shipyard Group is putting the effort to achieve fast development in building a world-class shipbuilding enterprise.

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