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Hudong Shipyard
Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group

Major surface combatant shipyards are located in Dalian, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Hudong. Hudong Shipyard is one of the largest key enterprises of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC). Situated at the Pudong Developing Zone and on the eastern bank of the Huangpu River in Shanghai, Hudong Shipyard is well known for building and repairing various types of military and merchant ships up to 120,000dwt and marine diesel engines of low and medium speed up to 23,000kw.

With the gradual completion of the second phase of the Changxing base in 2023, the Hudong Zhonghua Pudong plant and the Hudong Heavy Machinery Pudong plant are planned to be relocated in the first half of 2023. After the overall relocation, Hudong Zhonghua's original site in Pudong, Shanghai will also be reborn. According to the current plan, the old shipbuilding base will be built into a cultural waterfront with historical accumulation, and the industrial heritage and historical protection buildings will be retained and activated.

The construction of ships is performed by 3 shipbuilding departments and the Edward Shipbuilding Co., Ltd, which are located in three areas namely, Pudong, Punan, and Fuxing Island respectively. Ship repair business is conducted in Da Dong Shipping Engineering Co., Ltd. at Chongming Island, and diesel engine manufacture at the west of the Pudong shipbuilding area. Fabrication of steel structures is made in Fuxing Island and Sunqiao area. The group is equipped with a dry dock, several building berths and a long wharf line as well as one 600-ton and eight 100 ton cranes.

As of mid-2000 Hudong Shipyard and Zhonghua Shipyard, two major ship builders in Shanghai, were negotiating a merger. Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd. is a large shipbuilding enterprise under the leadership of China Shipbuilding Group Corporation (CSSC). As a comprehensive enterprise group in China building not only merchant and military ships but also heavy duty diesel engines as well as large steel structures, the Group is founded through merger between Hudong Shipbuilding Group and Zhonghua shipyard. The head office of the group is located at Pudong New Area, with major production areas at the east part of Shanghai, along both sides of Huangpu River, covering an area of 1.35 million m2 and 2000 meters of wharf line. The Group possesses the total assets of 7 billion Yuan and employs 14,000 staff and workers as of around 2010.

In addition to the two large shipyards, Hudong and Zhonghua, the Group also comprises Hudong Heavy Machinery Co., Ltd., a listed company, Edward Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., a Sino-German joint venture, Dong Ding Steel Structure Co., Ltd., and as many as 100 other marine equipment manufactures and sub-companies. The Group is equipped with a VLCC class dry dock, a 120,000DWT class floating dock, and five shipbuilding berths for ships up to 20,000DWT, 70,000DWT and 120,000DWT respectively. The shipyard of the Group, with a history of over 70 years and profound expertise in shipbuilding, have so far delivered to both domestic and overseas customers over 3,000 ships of wide varieties ranging from large and medium-sized container ships, LPG carriers, chemical carriers, Ro/Ro ships, floating production storage units, products carries, crude oil tankers, bulk-cargo carriers, passenger ships to various kinds of ships for naval use.

The ships built by the Group which not only satisfy domestic demands but also are exported to over 30 countries or regions all over the world, are rewarded high appraisal from the customers. The marine diesel engines manufactured by Hudong Heavy Machinery Co., Ltd. of the Group accounts for over 60% of domestic market share. The typical steel structure projects such as Nanpu Bridge, Capital Mansion, DaQing TV Tower, Shanghai Stock Exchange Building and 300,000m3 dry-type gas tanks etc. have produced profound influence nationwide.

Hudong Shipyard was founded in 1928 and renamed as the present in 1952. It has been developing since the foundation of the People's Republic of China. Hudong Shipbuilding Group was organized in 1996 as Hudong Shipyard as its core enterprise. Today, Hudong Shipyard covers an area of 870,000 m2 and the Group has more than 11,000 staff members, among who are over 2800 technicians, marine engineers and naval architects.

Important and large scale reconstruction and expansion have been taken four times in the history of Hudong Shipyard. Especially in the last time beginning from 1985, a new large slipway, a new ball-spraying and painting workshop and a new hull cutting and welding workshop had been completed. Equipped with two large slipways, eight medium horizontal berths and more than 4,100 sets of different kinds of machinery, Hudong Shipyard has the productive capability of 500,000dwt ships and 250,000kw diesel engines per year with the steel consumption of 80,000 tons.

In the respect of shipbuilding, Hudong Shipyard has completed different types of ships, such as 2,500 ton passenger-cargo vessel; 27,000 ton, 36,000 ton, 47,500 ton, 70,000 ton, 73,000 ton and 74,500 ton bulk carriers; 62,200 ton, 68,000 ton, 68,600 ton and 71,000 ton crude oil tankers; 4,999 ton product oil tanker; 2,700 TEU reefer container; 1,714 TEU container; 29,750 ton full-formed coal carrier with ultra-shallow-draft; 2942/6178kw anchor handling tug supply vessels; 52,000 ton floating production storage unit, for the customers both at home and abroad, such as Hong Kong, Australia, Germany, Chile, Thailand, Singapore, Norway.

In respect to diesel engine making, Hudong Shipyard has successively introduced the technical licenses from B & W, Denmark, SEMT, France, New Sulzer Diesel Ltd. Switzerland, and manufactured a great number of medium and low speed marine diesel engines of different types under the licenses. Meanwhile, the shipyard itself has also developed 390E, 34/82, 43/82 types of medium and low speed diesel engines. In 1998, the marine diesel engine sector was merged with the same sector of Shanghai Shipyard into Hudong Heavy Engine Co. Ltd., whose shares are publicly listed in Shanghai Stock Exchange.

Bestobell Marine’s rising profile in the Chinese LNGC market has been boosted by the award of a contract to the UK based company, for six shipsets of its full range of cryogenic cargo globe valves from Hudong Zhonghua shipyard. The six 174K LNGC have been contracted by Sinopec, China Shipping Group and MOL of Japan to ship coal bed LNG from the Gladstone field in Australia back to China. They will be the largest LNGC vessels to be built at Hudong shipyard and are due for delivery from 2015 through to 2017. These will also be the first LNGC to utilize GE’s gas turbine engine technology.

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