China's Offshore Oil Engineering Company (COOEC) has completed fabrication of the hull for the world's first deep-water semi-submersible production platform with liquids storage facilities, which is destined for operation at the Lingshui 17-2 gas field in the South China Sea's Qiongdongnan basin.

Completion of the hull at COOEC’s facility in Qingdao in eastern China’s Shandong province paves the way for the yard deliver the semisub in the first quarter next year, in line with Lingshui’s scheduled first gas on 25 June 2021.