Future Chinese research vessel to be electric-powered

Photo: CSSC

China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) recently confirmed its plans to build a new maritime scientific research vessel.

The DP2-equipped, ice-capable vessel will be built at CSSC’s Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) and with the cooperation of the Guangdong Institute of Intelligent Unmanned System. It will have a length of 116.7 metres, a beam of 21 metres, a draught of 5.4 metres, a displacement of approximately 10,100 tonnes, and an electric propulsion system.

Onboard equipment will include depth sounders and single-beam and multi-beam echosounders.

Once completed, the vessel will be operated by the Shenyang Institute of Automation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Baird Maritime

The best maritime site on the web. The sea's our scene!