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Wuchang Shipyard
Wuhan, China
3032'N 11417'E

Ziyang Road, Wuhan, P.R.China
Zip Code:430060
Tel: 00 86 27 8077872
Fax:00 86 27 8077801

The Wuchang shipyard in Wuhan is responsible for conventional submarine construction. Products include military ships such as Cruise-missile submarines, Medium sized conventionally powered submarines, New type and mordernized submarines, Heavy landing ships, Minesweepers and Sea salvage ship. Wuchagn Shipyard, founded in 1934, was subordinated to the China State Shipbuilding Corporation prior to the 1999 formation of the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation.

Wuchang Shipyard is the biggest modern and comprehensive shipbuilding enterprise in inland China. The shipyard covers an area of 820,000 square meters with the total employees of more than 8,000, among them 200 are technical management staff, including 200 senior engineers, 15 experts enjoying state special subsidy.

With the capability to design, build and repair various type of civil ships below 8000DWT and military ships of 3000t, it has constructed and exported multipurpose cargo ships of 3830/6130 DWT, anchor handling / tug supply vessels of 4800KW, submarines and mine sweepers to Germany, Norway, Hongkong, Egypt, Bangladesh and etc, and all those ships have got approval by the International Classification Societies like CCS, GL, DNV and etc. Nowdays, all the ships are being constructed by a completed, advanced shipbuilding prodution line.

The shipyard's business line extends to various fields such as aero space, metallurgy, petrochemistry, harbour machinery, munipal infrastructure, bridge, steel structure and building materials etc. The shipyard has obtained the certificate to design and fabricate pressure vessels of grade I, II, III, and the certificate to manufacture and install many kinds of completed sets of machinery and electric equipment. In recent years, it has completed several state key projects like a large satellite launching pad, Xi Ling Yangzi River Bridge, No. 3 lock gate of Gezhouba Dam, Jingguang Mansion, 1000000 heavy oil catalytic cracking unit, 100,000M3 dry gas holders, shiplifters and hydropower stations.

Many of jthe yard's products have been awarded the state silver prize, the first, second and teh third prize of the state high science and technology,and the superior quality prize of the government and etc. Moreover, the shipyard is authorized as the second largest military industry measuring station in the centre of China, and granted the right to do import and export business directly.

Other shipbuilding enterprises in Hubei Province include Qingshan Shipyard of Changjiang Shipping Group, Yichang Shipyard, Hubei Shipyard, and Shipbuilding Industry Corporation of Gezhouba Water Conservancy Group. The Qingshan Shipyard is one of the important projects which was built during the first half of the 1950s. It has been developed to have various specialities, and has become a large size enterprise which has multi-production capacity in designing, repairing, and manufacturing various ships. It is one of the large inland repairing and manufacturing shipyard in China. Its neighbours include Qingshan Foreign Trade Wharf of Wuhan Port and the large size praduction enterprise--Wuhan Iron and Steel Company. Qingshan Shipyard occupies an area of 1000 thousand square meters and 2200m along Changjing shore. There are 9 working docks, 10 horizonal berths from 3,000t to 20,000t, 16 lines comblike track which has a width of 152m, inclined shipframe owning a general lift of 5,400t, 8 gantry cranes including 2 sets of 60t, 250 sets of metal processing machine, centrifugal casting machine, 1.5t 50HZ cast steel furnace, 3t steam forging hammer and a steel material pretreatment eguipment which was imported from Japan, numericaly controlled cutter, multiple cutter, numerically-controlled frame bending machine, all position automatical welding machine, and plasme-arc cutter. The fixed assets of Qinshan Shipyard is over 100 million yuan. Over the past decade it has constructed more than 150 various passenger liners, high-grade luxery cruise ships, 5,000dwt-15,000dwt rivev-coast cargo carriers, container carriers, crude oil tankers, liquid chemical products tankers, passenger-automobile ferries, large power engineering vessels, and other vessels.

Photographic Evaluation Report

High resolution imagery is available from two sources, including declassified CORONA imagery. As of 01 May 2001 Russian 2-meter resolution KVR-1000 imagery coverage was not available via the SPIN-2 service on TerraServer. As of 01 May 2001 archival Space Imaging IKONOS 1-meter imagery available on the CARTERRAT Archive includes several cloud-free scenes of this area.

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