First Very Massive Crude Provider with wind-assisted propulsion delivered in China


Dalian Shipbuilding Trade Co. (DSIC) has delivered the wind-assisted Very Massive Crude Provider (VLCC) New Aden to China Service provider Power Delivery Co., Ltd (CMES).


The vessel has an general size of about 333 meters, a moulded width of 60 meters and a moulded depth of 30 meters. The designed draft is 20.5 meters. This VLCC is classed by CCS (China Classification Society) as assembly the necessities of Harmonized Frequent Structural Guidelines (HCSR), the most recent oxynitride and oxysulfide emission requirements, Power Effectivity Design Index (EEDI) and Power Effectivity Current Ship Index (EEXI), the EU Stock of Hazardous Supplies and ship recycling and the most recent necessities that given by main oil giants.

The ship is supplied with two pairs of latest technology inflexible wing sails which had been developed by DSIC’s R&D workforce; CMES, CCS, Guangwei Composite Supplies Co., Ltd. collectively participated within the improvement.

The raised sail has a peak of 40 meters, complete areas of single sail floor is about 1200 sq. meters. The sail blade is made from carbon fibre composite as a consequence of their low weight, excessive energy and good corrosion resistance to marine setting; the excessive autonomous clever management system considerably improves the sail’s adaptability to the advanced working circumstances of the vessel and the sail operation effectivity.

The Aerofoil Sails Clever Management system helps one-button sail-raising and auto optimized rotation and may regulate the management technique on-line in keeping with actual time information such because the navigation setting.

This method can monitor the standing of energy provide, communication self examine, hydraulic lifting and electrical rotation, so {that a} fault supply will be shortly positioned. This method is user-friendly and contains buyer’s issues as end-users had possibilities to take part in each developments of operational panel and clever auxiliary perform module.

Taking the Center East – Far East route at financial pace for example, the usage of sails is anticipated to realize a mean gasoline saving of greater than 9.8%, and corresponding CO2 emission discount of greater than 2900 tons.


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