HOETS production line, the first liquid rocket cryogenic propellant storage tank in China, started construction in Qingdao

2022-05-12 0 By

On February 8, the HOETS production line, the first liquid rocket cryogenic propellant storage tank in China, started construction in the West Coast New Area of Qingdao, Shandong Province.This project is the first production line of rocket propellant tank in China to realize streamlined weld design and short process manufacturing of rocket tank.The production line includes 5 independent innovation patented technologies and 4 integrated innovation patented technologies.It can meet the processing requirements of liquid rocket tank with diameter less than 4.2 meters and single length less than 30 meters, and can be compatible with a variety of high-strength aluminum alloy tank structure materials.After the completion of the production line, the annual output of liquid rocket cryogenic propellant tank 40 pieces or 80 pieces of tank components.According to introduction, the project phase I total investment of 550 million yuan, a total area of 53,000 square meters, a total construction area of 81,000 square meters.The construction period is expected to take 10 months, and it can be put into full operation by the fourth quarter of 2022, providing supporting capacity of rocket core equipment for the whole industry.(CCTV reporter Wang Wei)