Construction of SeaMetric's first TML under way

The steel cutting for SeaMetric's first Twin Marine Lifter (TML) system began at Offshore Engineering Company (OEC) shipyard (former Liaohe shipyard) in China.

Offshore staff

STAVANGER, Norway -- The steel cutting for SeaMetric's first Twin Marine Lifter (TML) system began at Offshore Engineering Company (OEC) shipyard (former Liaohe shipyard) in China.

In addition, the main classification engineering for the vessels is now complete including DNV approval, SeaMetric says.

The TML system uses lifting arms rather than cranes, and will be able to lift up to 18,000-20,000 metric tons (19,842-22,046 tons), SeaMetric toldOffshore magazine.

The OEC shipyard is committed to deliver the vessels by 3Q 2009.

04/14/2008

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