The capacity of the electric container ship for COSCO Shipping will be 700 TEU.
The keel laying ceremony of a container ship with a capacity of 700 TEU (factory number 998) took place on May 8, 2023 at the COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry shipyard in Yangzhou. This will be the second container ship on an electric power plant, which are being built for COSCO Shipping Development, the press service of COSCO Shipping Corporation reported. The ceremony was attended by representatives of the shipowner, the survey service, the maritime department and the plant.
A series of small electric container ships is a key project of COSCO Shipping Development as part of the campaign to ensure environmentally friendly shipping.
The vessel powered by container batteries is a river or coaster with a deadweight of 10 thousand tons, a length of 119.8 m, a structural width of 23.6 m, a design draft of 5.5 m and two main engines with a capacity of 900 kW. Compared to similar vessels operating on conventional bunker fuel, carbon emissions per day of operation can be reduced by 32 tons.