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The world's largest operator of specialised
heavy-lift vessels, Dockwise, has
delivered the semi-submersible heavy-lift
vessel 'Mighty Servant 3', to the oil
cleanup operation in the Gulf of Mexico.
As one of the largest vessels of its type
in the world, the 'Mighty Servant 3' has
been outfitted in Galveston, Texas, with
an assortment of equipment focused on
the collection of oil-saturated solid
material and oily water. With its large size
(180 metres long), and weighing
27,270DWT, the sheer mass of this vessel means it is perfectly suited to handle this
type of large cleanup.
The vessel has been outfitted
with long-reach excavating equipment
and a stern-mounted skimming system.
The vessel will work in coordination
with other smaller vessels assisting in
Robb Erickson, Vice-President Heavy
Marine Transport, described the deployment
as a "very humbling experience when one
considers the magnitude of the spill".
For further information:
Dockwise, The Netherlands.
'Mighty Servant 3'
Dockwise vessel to assist BP in oil cleanup
The Scandinavian Ship Design
company Skipsteknisk, specialising in
design of offshore support and survey
vessels, seismic research vessels, fishery
and oceanographic research vessels and
large fishing vessels, recently opened a
Representative Office in Shanghai.
The company has experienced
increasing interest for its services in Asia
and the decision was taken last year to
open a local office to better serve clients
in this region. The office is located in
Xuhui District Shanghai, and is managed
by Mr Li Xiao-Liang. Mr Li Xiao-Liang was
educated as a naval architect at the
Shanghai Jiao Tong University and has
previous experience from, among others,
the engine supplier Wartsila China and
the Shanghai Merchant Shipdesign and
With the new office opened,
Skipsteknisk will improve its availability
and presence in the China market
and will be able to serve its existing
and new clients in their own language
and in the same time zone. Skipsteknisk
also expects through the new
establishment to increase its strength and
ability to offer its clients competitive and
high quality services, both locally within
China and internationally.
Skipsteknisk already has several projects
ongoing in China. Among these is a new
seismic research vessel of ST-327 design for
China Oilfield Services, presently under
construction at Shanghai Shipyard.
Another project is the building of a fishery
and oceanographic research vessel of
ST-367 design for a Russian client, to be
built at Tianjin Xingang Shipbuilding.
Through local presence, Skipsteknisk
will also be better positioned to participate
in projects in Asia in general for the sale
and marketing of its ST-designs.
For further information contact:
Skipsteknisk opening Representative Office in Shanghai, China
The Skipsteknisk team. From left, Mr
Hans Ove Holmoey, Managing Director of
Skipsteknisk, Mr Li Xiao-Liang, Ms Grace Jiang
and Mr Bjoern Kloevning
OSV/OIL SPILL RESPONSE NEWS
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