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OHT orders up to four heavylift vessels at CMHI

Norwegian heavylift shipping specialist Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT) has signed a shipbuilding contract with China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) for the construction of a 48,000 dwt semi-submersible heavylift vessel.

The contract also includes options to construct additional three vessels of the same type.

The vessel will be built at CMHI’s Jiangsu yard, and equipped with a crane which has lifting capability of 3,000 tons.

The new vessels are expected to greatly optimize OHT’s ageing heavylift vessel fleet, which now includes five semi-submersible heavy lift vessels with an average age of 31 years.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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