Deep-Wa­ter Ex­plorer

Beijing Review - - This Week -

The world’s first deep ocean min­ing ves­sel is un­der con­struc­tion in a ship­yard in Fuzhou, south­east China’s Fu­jian Prov­ince.

The 227-me­ter-long ves­sel, upon com­ple­tion, will be ca­pa­ble of work­ing at depths of up to 2,500 me­ters and car­ry­ing 40,000 tons of ore. The con­struc­tion of its hull has been com­pleted, ac­cord­ing to its builder, Fu­jian Mawei Ship­build­ing Ltd.

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