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  • Exploit potentialities by technological transformation and lead the innovation

  • 2018-06-29

  • Exploit potentialities by technological transformation and lead the innovation


        the frontier—Houpu successfully transformed the first 4,000-ton LNG multi-purpose vessel in the main line of Yangtze River.


    On 25 June, 2018, Houpu provided vessel technology designs, LNG vessel gas supply equipment  and self-contained Gang Sheng 1000 multi-purpose container vessel for the first LNG trial filling in Zhong Jiang Shipyard, which marked the successful transformation of the first 4,000-ton double-fuel ship in the main line of Yangtze River after Code for the Construction of Natural Gas Fueled Power Ships (2018) and Provisional Rules for Statutory Inspection of Natural Gas Powered Ships (2018) came into effect.


    Picture 1: hoisting storage can

    can on the ship which is 92m long, 16.2m wide, 4m draft and has 662kw single-machine capacity. The property of the mainframe was not changed after the transformation, while the operation cost was reduced by about 20%, pollution emission of NOX (nitric oxide metabolite) by 60%, CO2 (carbon dioxide) by 20%, Sox (oxysulfid ) by 80% and PM2.5 (fine particles) by 80%, and the emission meted Tier II emission standard. To adapt to code requirement of  the B and C class navigating zones and J class navigation section of Chuanjiang river, the ship had two work modes: diesel mode and duel fuel mode. In the duel fuel mode, filling LNG (liquefied natural gas not only has higher economic value, but more beneficial to the environmental protection of the Yangtze River belt, and it can reduce the harm of noxious gas on environment and human body) for one time. The ship can meet the requirement of one sail (arrival and departure) operation. The operation is simple and the maintenance is convenient.

    Picture 2: Gang Sheng 1000 left the port for slope experiment for the first time .


    Picture 3: Gang Sheng 1000 and 1005 vessels in transformation.

        The successful transformation of the first 4,000-ton LNG multi-purpose vessel in the main line of Yangtze River critically manifested the instructions “solving prominent environmental problems” and “strengthening the  party's leadership of ecological civilization construction” proposed by General Secretary Xi Jinping and marked the beginning of practicing national construction for green economic belt of Yangtze River. Houpu cooperated with Chongqing Port Logistics Group and Chongqing Fuel Gas Corporation in the whole process, which started LNG fuel power application of Ships on the upstream of Yangtze River and began the new journey of gasified Yangtze River.