Selected references

Chinese Polar Research Vessel, Aker ARC 128

Concept and Basic Design 2012
Polar research vessel
Owner's name:
Polar Research Institute of China
Main dimensions:
  • Length: 122.5 m
  • Breadth: 22.3 m
  • Draught (design): 8.0 m
  • Icebreaking capability: 2-3 knots in 1.5 m level ice with 20 cm snow cover
  • Propulsion: 2 × 7.5 MW

The new Chinese polar research vessel, Xue Long 2, is under construction at Jiangnan Shipyard (China) and will be delivered in 2019.