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Huangpu Shipyard
2305'N 11325'E

Changzhou Town, Huangpu District
Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Post Code: 510336
Tel: 020 2201729
Fax: 020 2201387

Huangpu Shipyard is located in Guangzhou [Canton] in southern China. The Huangpu Shipyard developed a number of submarine chasers on the basis of a large amount of data left over by the Soviets in the 1950s. Between 1975 and 1980, Hainan submarine chasers (PCSs) and medium-sized tugboats were also built at Huangpu. By late 1979, Hainan PCS construction was slowing and a large number of submarine pressure hull sections began to disappear from open storage.

Construction of Romeo SSs had been reduced since 1974. Between 1975 and 1980 no launches from this shipyard were detected by Western intelligence, although pieces of outer hull plate and pressure hull sections were continuously present in the open storage area. The Western monitoring of submarine construction at this shipyard was extremely difficult because of the covered construction hall. In addition, once launched, Romeo SSs fit out at the same quay as submarines that have returned to the shipyard for repairs.

Between late December 1979 and February 1980, a Romeo SS was launched. The next detected launch in October 1981 was preceded by the disappearance of pressure hull sections and outerhull plates. The launch in 1981 was confirmed by the presence of a Romeo SS-associated 19-block keel-block pattern in the bottom of the launch dock.

Indications of at least one more Romeo SS under construction in the construction hall were observed in early 1982. Four pressure hull sections which had been next to the construction hall were probably moved into the construction hall. This submarine maybe finished by the end of 1982 and could be the last Romeo submarine built at this shipyard. Collateral information indicated that Huangpu would be involved in the construction of legs for jack-up oil rigs and offshore oil support ships. Components for the jack-up oil rig legs wereo bserved at the shipyard on satellite imagery. Also, no additional submarine components had been observed in the open storage areas.

At least five Type 057 frigates were constructed at the Huangpu Shipyard. The first two entered service by the end of 1999, with the others to be launched thereafter. The construction of the Jiangwei-II-class frigates subsequently expanded to a second yard, with at least two of the class said to be building at Huangpu Shipyard by early 2001. Products include building and repairing various types of ships up to 5,000 DWT, along with metal sturcture products, metals for construction, castings and foorgings.

The Wenchong Shipyard, also located in Huangpu District in Guangzhou, has products that include building of various types of ships up to 20,000 DWT and repairing of ships up to 200,000 DWT. Boluomiao Shipyard of guangzhou Maritime Transport (Group) Co. in also located in Huangpu District.

Huangpu District lies in the east of Guangzhou, the center area of Zhujiang Delta. Acrossing the Pearl River in the south is Panyu District, to the east Zengcheng Town, Tianhe District to the west and Baiyun District to the north. Huangpu lies in the juncture of Guangzhou-Shenzhen, Beijing-Zhuhai and Guangzhou-Shantou Highways. Huangpu District has a lot of large enterprises such as Guangzhou Honda Automobile Factory, uangzhou Petrochemical Complex, Guangzhou Ethylene Plant, Wenchong Shipyard, Yuzhu Wood Factory, Huangpu Power Plant and GD Power Plant and GD Power Engineering Corp. It has great potentialities to further multi-dimensional economic development in Huangpu. Besides, such internationally famous enterprises as P&G and Coca-Cola from USA, Mitsubishi Electrical Machinery, Yamaha and Panasonic Electric Appliances from Japan, Recitt & Colman from UK, BHP from Australia and Hedy Computer, President, Walls and Tian's from Taiwan have rooted in Huangpu District. There are numerous places of historic interest and natural scenic spots such as the famous Hangpu Military Academy which is seated on Changzhou Island, the starting point of the "Ancient Maritime Silk Road"---the Temple of the South Sea and the enchantingly graceful Danshuikeng Scenic Spot and Tourist Resort.

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