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CIMC Raffles bags rare heavylift order

Shandong Twin Marine has placed an order for two semi-sub heavylift vessels at CIMC Raffles, a very rare order in China these days. The ships will have DP3 positioning and can accommodation a couple of hundred people. The two vessels will be used for tandem lifting with a focus on the oil and gas decommissioning market.

Shandong Twin Marine took over a Norwegian heavylift company two years ago – it is a vehicle of Shandong Shipping Corporation, a state backed regional line.

Hans Thaulow

Hans Henrik Thaulow is an Oslo-based journalist who has been covering the shipping industry for the last 15 years. As well as some work for the Informa Group, Hans was the China correspondent for TradeWinds. He also contributes to Maritime CEO magazine. Hans’ shipping background extends to working as a shipbroker trainee with Simpson, Spence & Young in Hong Kong.
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