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Nantong to build world's first hybrid cruise ship

nantong.gov.cn Updated: 2020-03-20


A model of the world's first gas-electric hybrid cruise ship [Photo/ntfabu.com]

Construction started on the world's first large gas-electric hybrid cruise ship in Nantong, East China's Jiangsu province, on March 19.

According to local authorities, the ship will be built with steel and aluminum compounds and equipped with a "lithium cell + diesel power generation" driving system. It will be 71.95 meters long and 18.72 m wide with a draft of 2.55 m and be capable of seating 350 people.

The ship also produces no emissions or noise. An SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) exhaust treatment device that meets NOx Tier III requirements by the International Maritime Organization will be installed on it.

Vibration and noise will be strictly control due to advanced structure, propellers, and power generators.

The ship will also boast a wide array of entertainment facilities, including a sightseeing area, a mini museum, a central square, a souvenir store, multipurpose rooms, and a theater to offer tourists a unique travel experience.

Officials have said construction is expected to be completed by the end of this year.