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The first domestic large-scale cruise ship started to start

Views: 154     Author: Site Editor     Publish Time: 2019-10-29      Origin: world ship

On October 18th, at the same time as the 20th anniversary of the founding of the factory, the “China First Shipyard” Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding officially started construction of the first domestic large-scale cruise ship, which has achieved another milestone in the history of China’s shipbuilding industry. The shipbuilding industry has also officially entered a new era of large-scale cruise construction.


At 10:18 am on October 18, CSSC Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. held the first large-scale cruise ship launching ceremony in China. The first domestic large-scale cruise ship officially started the ignition plate cutting, and entered the substantive construction stage. This marks a breakthrough in the “zero” of China's shipbuilding industry and officially entered a new era of large-scale cruise construction.

The large-scale cruise ship is known as the "the most dazzling pearl in the crown" of the shipbuilding industry. It is the only high-tech ship product that has not yet been overcome in China. Compared with the traditional three mainstream ship types, large cruise ships are very different in terms of design concept, construction process and operation management. Large-scale cruise ships have high technical content and are extremely difficult to design and construct, directly reflecting the comprehensive scientific and technological level and comprehensive industrial capabilities of a country.


The first large-scale cruise ship built by Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding is scheduled to be delivered in the second half of 2023. The new ship has a total length of 323.6 meters, the largest ship is 37.2 meters wide, the ship is 72.2 meters high, the maximum draught is 8.55 meters, and the maximum speed is 22.6 nautical miles per hour. There are more than 2,000 cabins on board, including 34 suites, 969 balcony rooms, 287 sea view rooms, 826 inner cabins, 47.7% of balcony rooms, and 5260 passengers.


In the huge superstructure living and entertainment area of the 16-storey cruise ship, there are large-scale performing arts centers, large restaurants, specialty restaurants, various bars, cafes, shopping plazas, art corridors, children's centers, spas, water parks and other colorful leisure. Recreational facilities.


Powered by electric push, the large cruise ship is equipped with two 16.8 MW, three 9.6 MW main engine diesel generators with a total power of 62.4 MW and two 16.8 MW pod propellers. To meet and guarantee the daily life and leisure of 6,000 people, the ship is equipped with a life support system such as water generation system, garbage disposal system, grey water and black water treatment system. Outdoor entertainment systems, stage lighting systems, stage effects equipment and other entertainment systems can meet the different entertainment needs of all types of tourists.

At the same time, the design and construction of the ship must meet the requirements of international conventions, regulations, classification society regulations, flag/port country regulations, cruise regulations/standards, World Health Organization regulations, etc., not only the conventional IMO system conventions and class Social norms need to meet a number of other industry and international organizations related industry standards. The ship entered the double class of the Lloyd's Register of Shipping and China Classification Society. While fully utilizing the space layout of the ship, fully taking into account the actual needs of passenger operations, it has broken through the key technologies of the general layout design of large cruise ships, meeting the technical requirements of IMO, LR, CCS, USCG, USPH, etc. Advanced, high performance, energy saving and environmental protection, high intelligence, etc., represent the highest level of Chinese shipbuilding.


Large-scale cruise ships are the most advanced shipbuilding industry in the shipbuilding industry. Currently, only Germany, Italy, France, Finland and Japan are completed and successfully delivered. Vigorously developing large-scale domestic cruise ships is an important way for China's shipbuilding industry to transform and upgrade, rapidly improve China's shipbuilding industry technology and management level, promote the high-quality development of China's shipbuilding industry, and realize industrial power and manufacturing power.

Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding has the reputation of “China’s No. 1 Shipyard”. Twenty years ago, Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding officially started construction on October 18, 1999. As a starting point, China has its own world-class modern ship assembly company, and has become a global shipping company and a global shipping company. The confidence and courage to realize the dream of building a strong country.


20 years later, on October 18, 2019, it was another milestone in the history of high-quality development of China's shipbuilding industry. The first large-scale cruise ship of Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding officially started to ignite, marking the official entry of China's shipbuilding industry into large cruise ships. Building a new era. This feat has great and far-reaching strategic significance for China to build a maritime power, a technological power and a manufacturing power.

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