On April 28, 2016, a grand ceremony was held in Merchant Industry (Jiangsu) Holdings Co., Ltd. to mark the commencement of the NG-2500X self-elevating and self-propelling platform (HAIHENG 8 and 9) which was entrusted to CMIH by Tianjin Haiheng. Zhaogang Wang, general manager of Haiheng, Rulin Yao, general manager of Merchant Industry (Jiangsu) Holdings Co., Ltd., Michel, general manager of ABS in Nantong, and the third-party partners attended the ceremony. Mr. Wang, Mr. Yao and Mr. Michel made a speech respectively. Both Mr. Wang and Mr. Yao pointed out that from HAIHENG 1 to HAIHENG 9, Haiheng and CMIH had enjoyed a six-year cooperation during which a close, friendly and harmonious relationship was established between both. The new project would be a bright mark on the cooperation between Haiheng and CMIH. It was hoped that both would work closely with each other to create glory and to jointly develop the ocean engineering. Designed by Holland’s Gusto MSC, the NG-2500X was a new generation of multi-functional platform with the self-propelling and self-elevating capacity, which was intended for the oilfield services, life support, wind power equipment installation and so on. The main body of the platform consisted of one barge-like rectangular body (There were a small number of shape lines in the after-body and fore-body) and four truss-framed legs which were connected to the pile shoes. The platform was applicable to the operation in waters with a depth less than 70 meters, and provided sufficient space for 150 persons to dine, accommodate, work and entertain. The commencement of HAIHENG 8 and 9 was only a start, for more arduous tasks were waiting behind. It was hoped that we could achieve the final success with the concerted efforts of all parties involved.