XSI Completed sea trials of a 7,500 CEU LNG Dual Fuel PCTC

On June 11, the first 7,500 CEU LNG dual-fuel Ro-Ro vessel (XSI463C) built by Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry (XSI) for Shanghai BOCOM Leasing and Guangzhou COSCO Shipping Car Carriers successfully completed its sea trials, marking the final stage for the delivery of the vessel.

This 7,500 PCTC (pure car and track carrier) has an overall length of 199.9 meters, a beam of 38 meters, a depth of 14.8 meters with a speed of 19 knots and a range of 12,000 nautical miles. It adopts single propeller dual-fuel hybrid power system, which can use clean energy such as liquefied natural gas for the whole voyage, and also can use traditional fuel, both environmental protection and flexibility. The PCTC has 7,500 standard parking spaces on 13 vehicle decks for all types of vehicles including passenger cars, trucks and construction machinery.

The design of the new shipbuilding meets the strict TIER III emission standard requirements of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and adopts a number of advanced green technologies, which will significantly reduce the emissions of sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides, particulate matter and carbon dioxide during operation. All the 24 newbuildings ordered by COSCO Shipping Car Carriers adopt LNG dual-fuel power system, which can realize 24% carbon reduction rate after being put into operation, and will contribute to the dual-carbon target of China’s automotive industry chain.

After 4 years, the 7500CEU LNG dual-fuel PCTC will set sail again from XSI. Relying on the advanced experience in the design and construction of Ro-Ro vessels, XSI continues to plough into the Ro-Ro vessel field, comprehensively enhance the technological innovation capability and the ability to tackle the technical difficulties, and steadily push forward the modernization level of shipbuilding.

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