Shell Offshore Awards Transportation Contract of the Appomattox Platform to COSCO Shipping Co. Ltd.
COSCO Shipping Company Limited (COSCOL) signed a contract with Shell Offshore Inc. on 6 July 2015, for the transportation of the Appomattox semi-‐submersible offshore platform hull from South Korea to Ingleside, Texas. This contract was awarded as part of an Enterprise frame agreement between Shell and COSCOL.
Shell’s 41,165 metric ton hull will be transported on COSCOL’s new-‐building 98,000 deadweight ton vessel “Guang Hua Kou”. The “Guang Hua Kou” is currently under construction at the COMEC shipyard in Guangzhou, China and expected to be delivered in to service late 2016.