Key Problems Tackled Jointly to Guarantee the Successful Trial of the First Oil-Gas-Electric Hybrid Inland Waterway Ship in China as Scheduled

Date:06,12,2020
Description:New Yangtze River 26007, the first oil-gas-electric hybrid inland waterway ship in China with liquefied natural gas (LNG) as the main power source.

New Yangtze River 26007, the first oil-gas-electric hybrid inland waterway ship in China with liquefied natural gas (LNG) as the main power source, was successfully put through trials on May 26, which marks an important progress in the strategy of "Gasifying the Yangtze River" (i.e. “oil-to-gas” project to retrofit diesel/heavy fuel oil-propelled ships on the Yangtze River into pure LNG-driven inland waterway ships) and is of great significance to the ecological and environmental protection development of the Yangtze River. 

This New Yangtze River 26007 is an inland bulk carrier that Shanghai ChangJiang Shipping Co., Ltd. responds to the high-quality development strategy of Yangtze River shipping. Retrofitted by Dongfeng Shipyard of Chongqing Changjiang Dongfeng Shipbuilding Corporation and tested by Chongqing Branch of China Classification Society (CCS), it becomes a typical demonstration ship for creating a green Yangtze River in China, and also the first inland waterway ship that integrates new technologies of DC networking, PTI gear box, LNG new energy application and electric propulsion. The application of LNG not only has significant advantages in energy conservation and emission reduction, but also complies with the increasingly stringent international standards on emission reduction.

Before the retrofitting, this ship was propelled by traditional fuel oil engine with high pollutant emissions.  After the retrofitting, this New Yangtze River 26007 has shown a new vitality, making it a green and environment-friendly ship with LNG as the main fuel source, and featured with a diesel/electric dual-propulsion system and DC networking, thus giving it a new lease of life.