COOEC orders 4,000 tonne offshore crane

28 February 2008

On 13 September the Chinese Offshore Oil Engineering Company (COOEC) signed a contract with GustoMSC for a 4,000 tonne capacity offshore crane.

COOEC is part of the Chinese National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC). GustoMSC, part of the SBM Offshore Group, is an alliance between Gusto B.V., GustoMSC Inc. and Marine Structure Consultants (MSC) B.V., based in Schiedam, the Netherlands and Houston, US. It offers design, engineering, procurement, project management and consultancy services primarily to the offshore oil and gas, and civil construction sectors.

GustoMSC will be responsible for design, project management and delivery of components, supervision of construction, testing and commissioning. COOEC will build the large steel components of the crane in its yards in Tanggu and Qing Dao, China.

Delivery will be in 2010. It will be installed on COOEC's DPV 7500, a dynamically positioned pipe laying crane vessel designed by GustoMSC. Shanghai's Rongsheng Shipyard will construct the vessel.

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