300,000 t Chinese supertanker “sets sails”


The 300,000-ton supertanker 新伊敦 (Xin Yi Dun, New Eden) has recently departed from Dalian port. The tanker is 333 meters long, 60 meters wide, and 30 meters deep, with a planned draft of 20.5 meters. It is equipped with second-generation sailing equipment and is said to have high energy-saving and environmental protection performance.

The two sets of large hard-wing sails are nearly 40 meters tall when erected, with a surface area of 1,200 square meters each. Adopting carbon fiber composite material, the sails are light, strong, and resistant to the marine environment. The smart control system of the sails enables the sails to be raised, lowered, and rotated automatically with a single keystroke, and the control method is automatically adjusted based on real-time data on the sailing environment and operating conditions. The sails automatically find the best angle and achieve smart and precise control, effectively enhancing the propulsion efficiency of the winged sails.

The use of second-generation sail equipment is expected to reduce fuel consumption by nearly 10%.

300,000 t Chinese supertanker “sets sails”
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