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Revolutionary Haikui 1 begins operations in designated sea area| Updated: May 31, 2024

On May 29, China's groundbreaking cylindrical floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility, called Haikui 1, completed a 17-day journey spanning 1,300 nautical miles to reach its designated sea area.


Asia's first cylindrical floating production, storage, and offloading device, designed and constructed by CNOOC. [Photo/Xihaian News]

Constructed in Qingdao West Coast New Area, this cutting-edge marine structure boasts a 60,000-metric-ton oil storage capacity and can process 5,600 tons of crude oil daily.

Specifically designed to endure extreme sea conditions, Haikui 1 is capable of up to 15 years at sea without the need for docking and is designed to last for 30 years.

Integrating critical functions like crude oil production, storage, and transportation, the FPSO facility represents a significant milestone in China's maritime engineering. Its successful deployment signals a new era of advanced marine technology and operational efficiency.