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Guangwei Composites and DSIC signed a cooperation agreement for marine equipment 

“New Aden”, a new generation of energy-saving ultra-large crude oil tanker built by Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Group Co., Ltd. (DSIC) was officially delivered to China Merchants Energy Shipping. Meanwhile, Weihai Guangwei Composite Materials Co., Ltd., as the manufacturer of the “New Aden” airfoil sails, signed a strategic cooperation agreement on “Research and Application of Composite Materials for Marine Equipment” with DSIC.

Guangwei Composites and DSIC signed a cooperation agreement for marine equipment 
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“New Aden” is a 300,000-ton super-large oil tanker with a total length of 333 m, a width of 60 m, a depth of 30 meters, and a design draught of 20.5 m. As a result of the cooperation between DSIC and China Merchants Energy Shipping in implementing the domestic dual-carbon strategy, the ship pays more attention to the optimization of operational performance compared with the previous generation, by reducing the ship’s operating fuel consumption, and enhancing the ship’s sailing performance in wind and waves. 

“New Aden” is equipped with two pairs of large-scale rigid airfoil sails. The sails development was led by DSIC, China Merchants Energy Shipping, Guangwei Composite Materials and other units. The sail blade structure adopts lightweight, high-strength and marine environment-resistant carbon fiber composite materials. The sail is raised to a height of nearly 40 m, and the total surface area of a single wing exceeds 1,200 m2. Compared with the previous generation of sails, the weight is reduced by 27%, and the average annual fuel consumption is saved by more than 9.8%, reducing carbon emissions by more than 2,900 tons. 

After signing this strategic cooperation agreement, Guangwei Composites will further improve the design and manufacturing system, fully cooperate with DSIC to complete the engineering application of composite materials for marine equipment. The two parties are committed to creating a new era application of composite materials for marine equipment.

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