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World's 1st deep sea water crude oil rig, storage platform unveiled

2009-06-29 06:24:07 GMT2009-06-29 14:24:07 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

The Sevan Driller, the world's first cylinder-shaped deep sea water crude oil rig and bulky storage platform, which is constructed by the Nantong Shipyard under China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company (COSCO), is unveiled during a launching ceremony in Nantong City, east China's Jiangsu Province, June 28, 2009. The rig boasts a capacity of drilling of wells up to 40,000 feet in water depths of up to 12,500 feet, a variable deckload of more than 15,000 metric tons and high storage capacity of bulk materials. (Xinhua/He Jianrong)

The Sevan Driller, the world's first cylinder-shaped deep sea water crude oil rig and bulky storage platform, which is constructed by the Nantong Shipyard under China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company (COSCO), is unveiled during a launching ceremony in Nantong City, east China's Jiangsu Province, June 28, 2009. The rig boasts a capacity of drilling wells up to 40,000 feet in water depths of up to 12,500 feet, a variable deckload of more than 15,000 metric tons and high storage capacity of bulk materials. (Xinhua/He Jianrong)

Photo taken on June 28, 2009 shows the Sevan Driller, the world's first cylinder-shaped deep sea water crude oil rig and bulky storage platform, which is constructed by the Nantong Shipyard under China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company (COSCO), being unveiled during a launching ceremony in Nantong City, east China's Jiangsu Province. The rig boasts a capacity of drilling wells up to 40,000 feet in water depths of up to 12,500 feet, a variable deckload of more than 15,000 metric tons and high storage capacity of bulk materials.(Xinhua/He Jianrong)

Photo taken on June 28, 2009 shows the Sevan Driller, the world's first cylinder-shaped deep sea water crude oil rig and bulky storage platform, which is constructed by the Nantong Shipyard under China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company (COSCO), being unveiled during a launching ceremony in Nantong City, east China's Jiangsu Province. The rig boasts a capacity of drilling wells up to 40,000 feet in water depths of up to 12,500 feet, a variable deckload of more than 15,000 metric tons and high storage capacity of bulk materials.(Xinhua/He Jianrong)

Photo taken on June 28, 2009 shows the Sevan Driller, the world's first cylinder-shaped deep sea water crude oil rig and bulky storage platform, which is constructed by the Nantong Shipyard under China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company (COSCO), being unveiled during a launching ceremony in Nantong City, east China's Jiangsu Province. The rig boasts a capacity of drilling wells up to 40,000 feet in water depths of up to 12,500 feet, a variable deckload of more than 15,000 metric tons and high storage capacity of bulk materials.(Xinhua/He Jianrong)

The Sevan Driller, the world's first cylinder-shaped deep sea water crude oil rig and bulky storage platform, which is constructed by the Nantong Shipyard under China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company (COSCO), is unveiled during a launching ceremony in Nantong City, east China's Jiangsu Province, June 28, 2009.

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