Spotted: Port of Rotterdam Welcomes Xin Guang Hua

Image Courtesy: Royal IHC

In today’s spotted, we bring you an image of Xin Guang Hua, a semi-submersible heavy transport vessel owned by China’s Cosco Shipping, which arrived at the Port of Rotterdam on April 13 with Western Isles FPSO newbuilding on board.

Xin Guang Hua was built by Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) in China in 2016. It is currently the second-largest vessel in the market with a deadweight of 98,000 tons, Royal IHC said.

The 84,239 gross ton ship, which flies the flag of Hong Kong, features a length of 255 meters and a width of 68 meters.

This is the vessel’s second voyage and the first time that it will dock in Rotterdam, according to the Port of Rotterdam.

Xin Guang Hua will then sail into the Calandkanaal, with the production platform on board. The FPSO will be unloaded in two days and will be then taken to Keppel Verolme in the Botlek and afterwards to an oil field in the North Sea, the port said.

The FPSO unit, which was completed by Cosco Qidong Offshore in February 2017, is intended for Dana Petroleum’s Western Isles development in the UK.

Gigantisch olieplatform vaart Rotterdam binnen from Navingo BV on Vimeo.

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