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The world's first sail-assisted VLCC "NEW VITALITY" of CMES sets sail
Date:2018-11-13 Soure:CMES Click:

 

On November 13, 2018, the delivery and naming ceremony of New Vitality, the 48th VLCC ‘of China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMES) was held at Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Group Co., Ltd.(DSIC). Mr Liu Weiwu, Vice President of CMES, was present and named the new ship. Mr Liu Zheng, Chairman of DSIC, and Mr Deng Changlian, Deputy General Manager, also attended the ceremony.

 

In his speech, Mr Liu said that since China Merchant established 146 years ago, as part of China Merchants’ founding business so as major business, the Group’s shipping sector has developed rapidly. The Group is now the world's second largest shipowner, where CMES has even become the world's largest VLCC and VLOC shipowner. Over the years, CMES has worked closely with the Dalian Shipbuilding, together they realized the national strategies such as ‘China’s Manufacturing Power’ and ‘China’s Maritime Power, and made outstanding contributions in safeguarding national energy transportation and developing the national shipping industry.

 

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CMES’s New Vitality is the first VLCC equipped with sail, which holds a capacity of 308 thousand DWT. It was built by Dalian Shipping building Industry Co., Ltd. This is a major innovation achievement in close cooperation between the domestic shipbuilding industry and the shipping industry, as well as another major breakthrough for CMES and Dalian Shipbuilding concerning their ambition to jointly build the brand’s VLCC.

 

The “Sailing Technology Demonstration Application Development” project is a national scientific research on high-tech ship led by Dalian Shipbuilding. The project is an innovative key project approved by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology for energy conservation and emission reduction in major ship types. Apply such technology on the VLCC ship is a first in China. Having said that, both the size of the sail prototype or the tonnage of the sail-assisted ship is also unexplored by domestic or international industry, and as a pioneer, this project is perfect to put the technology to test. According to the analysis of the relevant sea trial data of “New Vitality”, the airfoil sail boosting effect conforms to the design expectations, whereas its energy saving effect is remarkable.

 

It is believed that in the light of raising global trend for energy conservation and emission reduction, energy-saving technologies such as sail-assisted ship will be applied to a wider range of large ships. We wish ‘New Vitality’ a safe and sound voyage, and a triumphant future!

 

 

 

 

 

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