Hyundai Heavy Industry of South Korea developed an arctic icebreaking commercial vessel, the largest in the world.
Hyundai announced on Aug 24 that final performance test for 190,000-dwt icebreaking ore carrier is successfully completed at Institute for Ocean Technology in Canada.
This icebreaker, 310m in length and 51m in breadth, is able to navigate in a speed of six knot (11km/h) while breaking 1.7-meter thick of Canadian frozen sea.
Although its capacity is over twice larger than currently-in-service 70,000-dwt icebreaker, speed rate is boastful. Also, its energy efficiency increased over 5%.
Applying a dual propelling system, with installment of two ring-type propellers, mobility is improved and designed to be floating ice-proof.
Published : August 24, 2011
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