(Yicai Global) Oct. 16 -- The first of the deep-water engineering vessels Maersk Installer built for Denmark's world shipping giant Maersk S/A [CSE:MAERSKB] by COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry Co.'s Dalian Shipyard Co. was delivered in Dalian, in Northeast China's Liaoning province on Oct. 16, China News Service reported.
The vessel is currently the world's newest deep-water engineering vessel, with an operating depth of up to 3,000 meters.
It is the first ship of its kind built by a Chinese shipyard.
The Maersk Installer is 137.6 meters long, 27 meters wide and 11 meters deep, and has a draft of 8 meters, a load capacity of 9,788 tons, a speed of 15.2 knots, and deck area of 1,850 square meters. The ship can meet the requirements of 365 days operation without interruption in any area of the world except Antarctica and the Arctic. The ship leads the world in all types of performance among vessels of the same kind.
The ship's delivery further improves the China sea equipment manufacturing industry's reputation and brand image in the global market and is of great significance to and facilitates Chinese shipyards' expansion of their international deep-sea engineering vessel market, said Zhao Zengshan, deputy general manager of COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry Co.