First domestically built icebreaker launched in Shanghai

By WANG YING in Shanghai | | Updated: 2018-09-10 17:04
China launches its first domestically built research icebreaker, Xuelong 2, or Snow Dragon 2, at a shipyard on Changxing Island, Shanghai on Sept 10, 2018. [Photo by He Qi/]

"By today, we have about 92 percent of key equipment installed and a ship outfitting rate of 72 percent," said Zhang Wenlong, deputy chief of the vessel's construction project from Jiangnan Shipyard.

According to Zhang, there are a series of key tasks lying ahead, including mooring tests of its main engine and electric propulsion system, as well as receiving the ship seaworthy license.

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