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Tam

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That seems to be the plan, according to the big shrimps.
Another possibility, a bit more remote one and one that adds to the nuclear aircraft carrier route, is that Jiangnan can also be building nuclear submarines in the future. The shipyard has submarine building experience with some Yuans before, and that recent mysterious sailless experimental submarine.
 

by78

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Another possibility, a bit more remote one and one that adds to the nuclear aircraft carrier route, is that Jiangnan can also be building nuclear submarines in the future. The shipyard has submarine building experience with some Yuans before, and that recent mysterious sailless experimental submarine.
Yeah, I thought about that, but that is as you say, a remote possibility.
 

Tam

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Yeah, I thought about that, but that is as you say, a remote possibility.
I was thinking not only could Bohai might be transferring knowhow to Jiangnan about reactor use, but Jiangnan, and possibly Dalian as well, can be be set to produce nuclear submarines.

There is currently a sub in the Jiangnan fitting pool right now.

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I am wondering if this can be intended to be attached on a much larger submarine --- perhaps a special 093 or 094 type. Kind of like the way this minisub is being used here.

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by78

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I am wondering if this can be intended to be attached on a much larger submarine --- perhaps a special 093 or 094 type. Kind of like the way this minisub is being used here.
That sail-less submarine from Jiangnan looks way too big to be attached to something like a SSN or SSBN. I think it's an experimental sub to test out various technologies and subsystems for future submarines or maybe even UUVs (a stretch but nonetheless a possibility).
 

Tam

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US base SEACORP, which is an offshore platform logistics supplier, buys out partner COSCO's stake in joint venture. The acquisition passes eight ultramodern PSV (Platform Supply Vessels) designed by Rolls Royce and made in COSCO's Guandong shipyards to the US company. These vessels are battery powered using hydrogen cells. PSVs are meant to supply offshore oil platforms and rigs. A final ship will be received this year by SEACOSCO.

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Tam

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Chinese shipbuilders dusting the face of Korean shipbuilders in getting new ship orders from January to May. What this article didn't mention is that the Koreans got a surge of new orders, especially what maybe the biggest tanker order yet from Qatar this month.

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DNV will work with DSIC for a new generation of highly automated and robotic smart ships. What is DNV-GL?

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There is a huge project in DSIC currently to build an ultra modern 23,000 TEU ULCV. I suppose that this might be the ship currently on the dock used by the Shandong before.
 

Tam

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That sail-less submarine from Jiangnan looks way too big to be attached to something like a SSN or SSBN. I think it's an experimental sub to test out various technologies and subsystems for future submarines or maybe even UUVs (a stretch but nonetheless a possibility).
If this is not a covert submarine, then it smells like a test demo for a future attack submarine.

Without any sail, this thing isn't going to go up for air which means no snorkel. So the submarine has to be charged before it goes down, so it will have to be pure battery, like pure lithium ion. Or you have a completely closed cycle AIP system. Any of these two alone should be big news with profound significance on their own, and this is one of the most underrated PLA-PLAN watching developments in the past year.

But anything bigger and man able, the nuclear power option is the most conservative and proven technological option, compared to going all Lithium Ion or closed cycle AIP. The Yuan class, which Jiangnan made a few, is said to displace 3,600 tons submerged, and that's already larger than some of the smallest nuclear submarines ever made, the Rubis class (France), which is 2,600 tons submerged, Skate class (US) at 2800+ tons, and the Alfa class (USSR) at 3,200 tons.

And even that, the smallest nuclear submarine ever made, the US NR-1, is only 400 tons displacement, and looks smaller than this sailless submarine. Even if the possibility is remote, I can't rule out the sailless sub might be nuclear.
 

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