Heavy-lift vessel sets world record during testing

Offshore staff

HOUSTONZPMC-OTL Marine Contractor Ltd. (ZOMC) says Zhen Hua 30, the world’s largest self-propelled single boom crane vessel, has set a world record by lifting 13,200 metric tons (14,551 tons) during testing.

After completing integration of the 12 DP-II thrusters, final commissioning began at ZPMC’s Chanxiang base in December.

Throughout January, Zhen Hua 30 completed a series of lifting tests and verified the as-built capacity of the main hook with a 7,700-ton (6,985-metric ton) lift in revolving mode and a 13,200-metric ton lift in tieback mode.

In addition to ABS, the testing was witnessed by several domestic and international clients as well as Chinese and Korean government officials to confirm completion of the lifting testing.

The vessel will now start testing for DP, FMEA, and the mooring system prior to handover.

The Zhen Hua 30 has an overall length of 297.6 m (976.4 ft), a breadth of 58 m (190 ft), and a depth of 28.8 m (94.5 ft). It can accommodate 380 people.

ZOMC is a strategic joint venture between ZPMC Offshore Services Group and OffshoreTech LLC.


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