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Crane vessel sets record

China’s Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC) has completed the 297.6m (976.4ft) by 58m (190ft) Zhen Hua 30 as the world’s largest self-propelled single-boom crane vessel, which achieved a record lift of 13,200 metric tons during its commissioning trials.

Having accommodation for 380 people, and a transit speed of 12 knots, the Chinese newbuilding will be operated by Chanxiang-based ZPMC-OTL Marine Contractors, a joint venture between ZPMC Offshore Services Group and OffshoreTech, which has a fleet of two heavylift ships, 23 transportation vessels, five shearleg cranes, 18 tugs, 22 barges and three jack-up barges. JS

The new self-propelled single boom crane vessel Zhen Hua 30 set a lifting record of 13,200 metric tons during its commissioning trials in China. Photo: ZPMC

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