Chinese shipbuilding industry


Tam

Brigadier
Registered Member
World's largest oil tanker prepares for trial voyage. This really should be the world's largest duel fueled (partly LNG) oil tanker. The tanker is rolling out from DSIC. I think its possible this is the same tanker that was assembled on the same dry dock used by the Shandong, and whose components were once spotted in that area. The large cylindrical tanks on top of the tanker house the LNG used as fuel. LNG powered ships require high safety standards due to the danger potential of LNG and constitute the high end of commercial ship production. Hence great pride for this accomplishment.

 

Orthan

Junior Member
Shanghai Waigaoqiao. This is another large shipyard located in Changxing island, next to Jiangnan.
This is a vista-class cruise ship. This class of ships have been built since 2016 by the fincantieri shipyards on italy and operated by carnival corporation. Now, there will be two ships built in china and the one in the photo is the first one. This is the wiki page:

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At 135.000 tonnes, this ship is much bigger than the type 003 carrier. So, it must be the largest non-cargo ship that china has built. Still, it is very far from the largest cruise ship out there.
 

by78

Lieutenant General
This is a vista-class cruise ship. This class of ships have been built since 2016 by the fincantieri shipyards on italy and operated by carnival corporation. Now, there will be two ships built in china and the one in the photo is the first one. This is the wiki page:

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At 135.000 tonnes, this ship is much bigger than the type 003 carrier. So, it must be the largest non-cargo ship that china has built. Still, it is very far from the largest cruise ship out there.

Do you understand what gross tonnage means?
 
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Totoro

Captain
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True. While there is no clear cut conversion that I could find - there is the Oasis cruise ship with GT of 225 000, while it's actual displacement is 100 000 t. So if the Vista is anything close to that ratio - it'd suggest it's actual displacement is likely 60 to 70 thousand tonnes.
Of course, Chinese shipyards have long before made much bigger ships than 003, when it comes to various cargo ships.
 

by78

Lieutenant General
This is a vista-class cruise ship. This class of ships have been built since 2016 by the fincantieri shipyards on italy and operated by carnival corporation. Now, there will be two ships built in china and the one in the photo is the first one. This is the wiki page:

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At 135.000 tonnes, this ship is much bigger than the type 003 carrier. So, it must be the largest non-cargo ship that china has built. Still, it is very far from the largest cruise ship out there.

I'll ask you again, do you understand what gross tonnage is?
 

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