Huangpu Wenchong delivers 130-metre salvage platform


Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding delivered a new marine salvage vessel to the Guangzhou Salvage Bureau on Tuesday, August 18.

The DP2-equipped Huaxiang Long (“Huaxiang Dragon”) is one of the first Chinese-built self-propelled, self-elevating platforms (SEPs) to be designed primarily for salvage operations. It has a length of 130 metres, a beam of 42 metres, a design draught of six metres, and a maximum salvage depth of 50 metres.

Aside from carrying out salvage operations, the SEP may also be used for offshore heavy lift and transport as well as search and rescue (SAR).

See more stories from this month’s Tug and Salvage Week here.

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