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The transport barge to carry the modules for the Type 002 carrier from the construction site to the dry dock for final assembly was launched 18 May 2020 at the Jiangnan Shipyard. It is 250 meters long with a beam of 60 meters and a maximum load capacity of 32,000 tons. The floating working device is a non-self-propelled unmanned launching vessel with a steel box hull, towers / floating boxes at four corners, a ridgeless arc beamless arch on the lifting deck, a sleigh type bow, and a round bilge. Captain 2 50 meters, 60 meters wide, 7 meters deep, 4.8 meters design draft, 28 meters from the top deck of the tail tower to the base, 30.6 meters from the top deck of the first tower to the base, the maximum depth is 21 meters. There are a total of 12 submarine doors in the bilge, and 40 ballast tanks are set at the bottom with a capacity of 101,000 cubic meters. It also has 10 ballast pumps, each pump with a maximum displacement of 4500 cubic meters per hour, to achieve rapid adjustment of ballast water and rapid lifting. It can meet the launch and barge of large and super large mega section, as well as the transfer of half ships, whole ships and special equipment.

After the Spring Festival, affected by the COVID epidemic, the project faced problems such as shortage of staff, delayed equipment and accessories, and unsatisfactory production progress. In April, the company fully resumed production and production, speeding up production. Shipped in dock on March 30, the whole ship was connected on April 25, the main hull structure inspection was completed on May 8, the coating of 40 ballast tanks on the ship was completed on May 17, the entire dock period was only 50 days At the same time, multiple nodes have updated the construction records of ships of similar tonnage.

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Jiangnan Shipbuilding, as the cradle of Chinese naval vessels, is the vanguard of the dumpling wave in the new century. It not only pioneered the China Aegis ship type, but also made new achievements in organizing ship mass production activities. On the 26th of this month, the China Enterprise Confederation announced the awards of the 26th National Enterprise Management Modernization Innovation Achievement. The "Model Building and Implementation of a New Model of Digital Shipbuilding Based on Model Definition" by Jiangnan Shipbuilding, a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation, was awarded National first prize.

The core of this award lies in digital shipbuilding. The so-called digital shipbuilding refers to the digital ship product model and the application of modularization, collaborative construction, virtual construction and other technologies to realize the integrated manufacture of ship shells, cormorants and coatings. Compared with the traditional shipbuilding model, it means faster shipbuilding and higher quality, and this is the secret of Jiangnan Shipyard batch dumplings.

Jiangnan Shipyard was established in 1865 (Tongzhi 4th year of Qing Dynasty). The previous name was Jiangnan Machine Manufacturer and was renamed as Jiangnan Shipbuilding Works in 1912. Also known as the Kiangnan Dock and Engineering Works, in the 1920s Kiangnan built six new river gunboats built to replace old gunboats on the Yangtze for the US Navy's South China Patrol. In the closing days of World War II the docks at Kiangnan Dock and Engineering Works were used to repair US Navy ships. The facility was renamed the Jiangnan Shipyard in 1949. In 1996 the yard was transformed into state-owned solely funded Jiangnan Shipyard (Group) Company Limited.

As the first generation of industry workers in China was nurtured in Jiangnan Shipyard, the yard is regarded as cradle of China's national industry. China has become the third ship-building country only second to Japan and South Korea, with gaining foreign exchange of 0.119 billion US dollars in 1996, up 95 per cent over 1995. Of the total value (17.9 billion US dollars) created by China Shipping Industry General Corp. in 1995, that from Shanghai Shipping Industry Corp. (SSI) accounted for 50 per cent. Shanghai Kiangnan Shipyards and Hudong Shipyards manufactured crab ships, refrigerator ships, tankers, liquid gas ships, chemical product ships and high-speed naval ships of world-class standards, which were mostly exported to Europe, the United States and countries in the Southeast Asia. The prices of these special ships with high-tech added values are as two or three times as those of normal ones, though their capacities are the same.

Jiangnan Shipyard Zhangjiagang Branch lies in the west of Zhangjiagang with distance of only 1km to Zhangjiagang International Container Port, neighboring Shanghai to the east and Suzhou, Wuxi and Changzhou to the southwest.

With more than 130 years experience in developing and building various kind of merchant ships, Jiangnan Shipyard has successfully delivered to worldwide shipping market a large variety of highly sophisticated vessels such as liquefied gas carriers, car carriers, crude oil tankers, Panamax bulk carriers, Handymax bulk carriers, Lake suitable bulk carriers, multi-purpose cargo ships, fast feeder container ships etc. And in particular, gas carriers have become one of the major products of the shipyard in the past years. Apart from new building section, Jiangnan Shipyard has specific divisions specializing in manufacturing pressurized tanks liquefied gas carriers, large steel structures for civil architect engineering, variety of mechanical and electrical equipment, nonstandard equipment, pressure containers, port machinery etc. To be in line with international standard and quality system, the shipyard has been approved of and certified for qualification of ISO 9001 by well-reputed authorities of China.

As of June 1998 Shanghai planned to construct a new shipyard in Waigaoqiao Pudong New Area to build 200,000-tonnage ships. The Jiangnan Shipyard Group Company had completed a study which had passed the examination organized by the International Engineering Consultation Company under the State Planning Commission. Under the plan, two drydocks, with one being 480 meters long and 106 meters wide and the other 350 meters long and 76 meters wide, will be built to manufacture 1.8 million tonnages of ships a year. The new shipyard, which was expected to be the largest in China, will cost 7 billion yuan. Of the investment, 4.4 billion yuan will be spent on the two drydocks and the rest will be invested in a diesel factory.

At Jiangnan Shipyard, one of CSSC's oldest and busiest yards, a proposed VLCC dock, a joint venture between CSSC and the city of Shanghai, will increase overall newbuilding capacity to 1.5 million dwt a year. There are a number of important contracts being carried out, including a series of five 1,025 teu fast container ships on order to LR class for Norasia Services, Switzerland. The first ship in the series was completed in March 1999. The Jiangnan shipyard is manufacturing six Panamax ships, ten 74 000 ton vessels for delivery in 2002 (for clients in Hong Kong, Greece and Germany), and is constructing eight freighters with a gross displacement of 610 000 tons in co-operation with the Hudong Shipbuilding Group.

With an annual capacity of 15000 tons of hull subsection and 5000 tons of large-scale steel parts, it has made hull subsection and sorts of steel parts for clients at home and abroad such as Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. Nagasaki shipyard (Japan), Hyundai Group(South Korea). BH(Japan), China Jiangsu Shipyard, Shanghai shipyard, Zhonghua Shipyard, Qiuxin Shipyard and Wuhu Shipyard. It has contracted to work on large-scale projects such as Nanjing Lukou International Airport, Shanghai interior elevated high - way, the 3rd phase of Baoshan Iron and Steel Plant, Guangdong Maoming 300 thousand tons of Ethylene Project. Shanghai Great Theater, Beilun Port Power Plant, etc. The branch has been acknowledged by the international major classification societies such as ABS(U.S.A.), LR(UK), GL(Germany), DNV(Norway), NK(Japan) and ZC(China).

The August 2000 merger of Jiangnan Shipyard (Group) Co Ltd and Qiuxin Shipyard was a major step of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC). Qiuxin Shipyard became a subsidiary of Jiangnan Shipyard, but the name of Qiuxin will remain in public for some time in order to maintain its relationship with other partners. Shanghai's shipbuilding industry was seriously damaged by the financial crisis that swept over Asia in the 1990s. The competition among domestic and international shipyards disrupted the domestic Chinese market and hindered its recovery.

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Submarine Building at Jiangnan Shipyard

The Jiangnan shipyard was established in 1865 and is located near Shanghai. This shipyard, although regarded as the cradle of China's national industry, has a very limited submarine production history. In 1974 it completed production on one of the first three Ming class submarines produced, which was later to be scrapped during the 1980s. Two Song-class submarines were launched in 2004 at this shipyard and were to be completed by 2005. Although not very active in submarine production, this shipyard is very active in the production of destroyers and frigates which we will discuss in another section. This shipyard has also proven, in relation to submarine building, that if necessary, it can produce two boats per year.

From the early 1970s through 1979, submarine construction at Kiangnan remained at the pace of at least two Romeo SSs a year. In addition to one Ming SS, at least 38 Romeos had been built at Kiangnan since the early 1960s. The last Romeo was launched there in early 1980. Diesel submarine construction at this shipyard was halted, at least temporarily, in early 1980. However, the continued presence of large numbers of pieces of Romeo outer hull plate and pressure hull sections in open storage indicated the program may be resumed at a later date. The reason for the halt in construction was unclear to Western intelligence analysts, but may be related to a contract stipulation by a Japanese company involved in a modernization program which began in late 1979 at the shipyard. The stipulation called for the halt of all military construction and repair at the yard.

However, the terms of the contract referring to repair activity had never been fulfilled. Romeo and Whiskey SSs, and occasional surface combatants still underwent repair/overhaulat the shipyard. The Chinese may have been able to circumvent this contract stipulation by restricting the initial modernization effort to the shipbuilding area and shifting later modernization to the repair/overhaul area of the shipyard.

In 1978, an attempt to build what probably would have been a Ming SS was started. The building way at reporting position (RP) 134 (old buildingway 5) was cleared and a submarine stern section had been moved onto it by late March 1978. Construction peaked by late 1978, when all of the sections had been joined. Only the upper outer hull plating and sail were missing. Several major differences from a Romeo SS were observed. Changes had been made in the external access openings and the limber hole patterns, and additional saddle tanks had been added in the bow and stern. This submarine remained canvas covered on the buildingway throughout 1979. In May 1980, the pressure hull sections were dismantled and moved into open storage, where they had remained. It was not known if the submarine was disassembled because of a design/construction failure or as a result of the contract with the Japanese.

Staff of the Company

Total Staffs

Technical Professionals

Senior Engineer

Engineers or Technicians

Skilled worker

Abt. 10,500 Abt. 2,900 Abt. 450 Abt. 760 Abt. 4500

   Facilities

Building Berth:

OrderNo.

Length(m)

Width(m)

Maximum Capacity DWT

Lifting Facilities

Upper

Lower

#1

242.4

22

24

35000

East75t & 40t West100t *2

#2

275

38

40

80000

East100t*2 West100t*2

Dry Dock:

No.

Length(m)

Width(m)

Depth(m)

Maximum Capacity DWT

Lifting Facilities

Upper

Lower

Upper

Lower

#1

146.96

141.16

31.8

16.2

8.6

3000

30t

#2

187.50

184.00

30.2

9.07

24

25000

West60t

East15t

#3

232

40

11.7

80000

East: 60t*2

West150t*2

Assembling Platform:

No.

Length*Breadth(m)

Area(m2)

Lifting Facilities

#0

235*31.5

7402

10t *2

#1

104*42

4368

20t/5t

#2

104*42

4368

20t/5t

#3

90*21.7

1953

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#4

86*32

2752

100t

#5

100*27.1

2710

20t

#7

108*35

3780

20t/5t

#8

108*35

3780

20t/5t

#9+#10

140*51

7140

15t/3t *2 &15t/3t *2 &100t

#11

198*18

3564

40t

#12

198*41

8118

40t

#14

198*32

6336

40t

#16

143*30

4290

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