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    Shanghai Offshore Petroleum Bureau takes delivery of new seismic vessel

    Vessel & ROV News // October 4, 2013

    Shanghai Offshore Petroleum Bureau has taken delivery of Fa Xian 6, a Rolls-Royce-designed seismic research vessel.

    Fa Xian 6, a Rolls-Royce UT 830 CD design, is the first of its type to be built in China. It is equipped with a package of Rolls-Royce power and propulsion systems as well as advanced automated handling systems for deploying the seismic equipment.
    Built by Shanghai Shipyard, Fa Xian 6 was recently delivered to Shanghai Offshore Petroleum Bureau, which is a part of the Chinese conglomerate Sinopec. The vessel will tow up to 14 streamers, each 12km long.

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