May 30, 2024
China building world’s largest electricity-powered Cruise Ship
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China’s pilot project of building the largest all-electric-drive cruise ship in the world is coming close to reality at the Yichang shipbuilding industrial park, according to FleetMon.

It stated: “The all-electrically powered cruise ship named Yangtze Three Gorges 1 is based on a project launched by the Chinese government as a mega initiative for encouraging the use of electric vessels in 2018. The ship will be jointly operated by the China Yangtze Power Company and the Hubei Three Gorges Tourism Company.

“The construction of the hull of a 328-foot long cruise vessel with the desired carrying capacity of 1300 individuals was recently completed. The vessel design proposes to power with a battery of a massive 7500 kWh capacity.

“In 2019 the intriguing design and construction plan was approved, which proposed setting up of a DC bus frequency conversion control system aiming for the most efficient energy distribution among the power-consuming set-ups of the vessel.
“The project was also aimed at promoting the development of greener options for tourism and shipping along the Yangtze River. Aligning with the goals of the project design envisions setting up a dual high and low voltage charging system onboard to make the vessel energy efficient.

“The vessel stands apart further as it pioneers the adoption of high-voltage charging. The ship will be equipped with remote monitoring capabilities and intelligent lighting and energy systems making the proposal of high-voltage charging sustainable for the vessel.

“According to details released by the company, the vessel will be capable of traveling 60 miles in one charge. Further advancements are also being thought of to prolong battery life and enhance its performance.

“The vessel is expected to start trial voyages before the end of this year and plans to provide tourism service along the Yangtze River and the three gorges region.”

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