Shenzhen Maritime Bureau inks order for electric vessel at Huangpu Wenchong Shipyard

CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipyard has signed shipbuilding contract with Shenzhen Maritime Bureau to build an all-electric battery-powered service ship.

The vessel is for deployment by the maritime bureau in LNG area of Shenzhen port.

The ship, designed by CSSC 708 Research Institute, is 78 m in length, 12.8 m beam and 5.5 meters in depth. It is designed to have a top speed is 18 knots above with a range of 1,000 miles.

It will be equipped with two sets of 650 kilowatt hour high performance battery packs to fully supply the vessel with electric power. The service vessel will monitoring of other ships, dangerous cargo handling operations and maritime safety, and accident emergency command at Dapengwan LNG hub port area.

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By 2020, LNG volumes at Dapengwan in Shenzhen port will reach 20m tons annually. To secure and safe port operations, Shenzhen Maritime Bureau decided to build a battery-powered service and emergency command ship.

Huangpu Wenchong Shipyard, affiliated to China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), is focused on the construction of naval vessels, specialist vessel types and offshore engineering.

Posted 27 November 2018

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Katherine Si

China Correspondent

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