The story appears on

Page A8

October 19, 2009

GET this page in PDF

Free for subscribers

View shopping cart

Related News

Home » Nation

Ship to hunt for deep-sea ice power

CHINA'S first deep-sea exploration ship to survey combustible ice was delivered for use yesterday in southern China's Guangdong Province.

Wang Xuelong, deputy director of China Geological Survey Bureau, handed over the certificate of seaworthiness for the ship named Ocean No. 6 to the Guangzhou Marine Geological Survey Bureau, which is carrying out the combustible ice survey in the South China Sea.

Wang said that the ship developed by China cost 400 million yuan (US$59 million) to build.

The ship will search for combustible ice, a kind of natural gas hydrate, as a potential alternative to coal.


Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend