Monday, February 2, 2015
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Maritime News

CIMC Raffles-Built Heavy Lift Transporter Heads to Sea Trials

On January 31st, the above-pictured 50,000 ton deadweight, dynamically-positioned (DP) semi-submersible heavy lift vessel departed CIMC Raffles shipyard for sea trials.    This vessel, along with her sister vessel, were...

February 2, 2015
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Tuesday, January 13, 2015
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North Dragon’s Hull Launched at CIMC Raffles

The above image is not a barge, or a leg-less jack-up rig, but rather the hull of the North Dragon semi-submersible drilling rig under construction at CIMC Raffles.  The columns...

January 13, 2015
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Friday, November 21, 2014
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COSL Prospector Delivered

China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL) accepted delivery today of the COSLProspector, their fourth deep-water semi-submersible drilling rig built by CIMC Raffles.  COSL says the rig is scheduled to be deployed...

November 21, 2014
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Thursday, August 14, 2014
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CIMC Raffles Delivers New Jack-Up to Coastal Contracts Bhd

Malaysian offshore and marine services provider Coastal Contracts Bhd received a new Friede & Goldman-designed JU2000E jack-up drilling rig this week from CIMC Raffles’ Yantai yard. Named Coastal Driller 4001, this...

August 14, 2014
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Monday, March 10, 2014
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SPOTD: OOS Gretha Arrives in Brazil

The semisubermisible crane & accommodation rig OOS GRETHA arrived in Brazil on Sunday, 9 March 2014 after an 11,802 nautical mile journey from Yantai, China which commenced on 29 December....

March 10, 2014
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014
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More Drilling Rig Orders for CIMC Raffles

Yantai CIMC Raffles appears to be making the offshore energy market a prime focus going forward.  Last month, the Chinese shipbuilder acquired a 90 percent stake in Swedish engineering firm...

January 15, 2014
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Thursday, March 28, 2013
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Big Steel – CIMC Raffles’ Latest Semi-submersible Crane and Accommodation Vessel

CIMC Raffles’ deepwater semi-submersible lifting & accommodation rig SSCV 206 finished sea trials this month. In December 2012, CIMC delivered the Explorer Lifter, a deep-water semi-submersible crane & accommodation vessel...

March 28, 2013
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Monday, January 14, 2013
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Engineering News

Frigstad Places $1.3 Billion Newbuild Order for Ultra-Deep Water Rigs

In a $1.3 billion speculative venture, Frigstad Deepwater Ltd placed an order last week with CIMC Raffles for two, 7th generation ultra deepwater Frigstad D90™ rigs. Rated to operate in...

January 14, 2013
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Thursday, December 20, 2012
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Engineering News

CIMC Raffles Delivers Heavy Lift Semi-Submersible Accommodation Vessel

Destined for the Gulf of Mexico, the deep-water semi-submersible crane & accommodation vessel Explorer Lifter was delivered today by Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore Ltd. Designed, constructed and commissioned by CIMC Raffles....

December 20, 2012
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