The world’s largest new-generation tanker built in China is launched at the shipyard in Qingdao, eastern province of Shandong. Thus, as reported on Wednesday by the Central Television of China, the final stage of the installation of electrical equipment and subsequent testing of all systems began, TASS reports.
Chinese media call the tanker “Sea giant“, because its height is comparable to a ten-story house. The length of the tanker with a displacement of 400 thousand tons is 362 meters, and the height is 30.4 meters. He can make transitions to a distance of 25.5 thousand nautical miles and develop a speed of 14.5 knots. The total deck area of the vessel is approximately three football fields.
In the future, China intends to build up to 30 such ships. It is reported that the new tanker being built now will mainly transport iron ore from Brazil, which is its main supplier to China. Information on the commencement of commercial operation of the vessel has not yet been received.