On Wednesday morning 19 April at 07.30, weather conditions permitting, three tugboats will tow the Western Isles production platform from the already submerged Xin Guang Hua. The semi-submersible Chinese vessel is currently at the correct floating depth in the Calandkanaal submersion dock (port number 5330).
Preparations for the so-called ‘float-off’ will start this evening. The Western Isles production platform will then await the right tide for transferral to Keppel Verolme.
The Xin Guang Hua will remain in the Calandkanaal for a few days to prepare for its new cargo. During the course of the week, the vessel will take two smaller dredgers on board, before departing for Egypt.
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