China Shipbuilding Corporation
The state-run China Shipbuilding Corporation (CSC), with 5,200 employees, was founded on November 7th in 1973. CSBC is the largest shipbuilding company in Taiwan. The headquarters was established in Kaohsiung, with two shipyards in Keelung and Kaohsiung. In addition, there is an office in Taipei, to serve customers and shipowners. It could offer varieties of products and services, such as the constructions of merchant ships, naval vessels, official ships, and commercial services, large steel structures, machinery manufacturing, offshore engineering manufacturing, assembly, transportation, hoisting, commercial and other core business projects.
In 1937 Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., Bank of Taiwan, Taiwan Electric Power Co., Ltd., Nippon Yusen, Osaka Merchant Marine, and Keelung’s prominent family Yan family established "Taiwan Chuanqu Co., Ltd.," the predecessor of "Taiwan Shipbuilding Corporation." In 1946 the government took over the "Taiwan Chuanqu Co., Ltd.," and after merging with the "Kaohsiung Co., Ltd. Taiwan Iron Works", the "Taiwan Machinery Shipbuilding Corporation" was established. In 1948 the "Taiwan Machinery Shipbuilding Company" separately established two companies, the "Taiwan Shipbuilding Company" and the "Taiwan Machinery Company", which operate separately. In July 1973 "China Shipbuilding Corporation" was established. "China Shipbuilding Corporation" was changed to state-owned in 1977. The "China Shipbuilding Corporation" and the "Taiwan Shipbuilding Corporation" undergo a merger and reorganization in 1978 to operate as the "China Shipbuilding Corporation", with the Taipei office, the Kaohsiung main plant and the Keelung main plant.
Global markets include Europe, Asia, Africa, and America. CSBC always keeps in good business relationship with shipowners and customers, earning recognition for excellent quality of products and technology. The operating status in current stage is positioned in three main categories, for the technology of merchant shipbuilding and maintenance, the manufacturing and maintenance of naval ship and official ships, and the offshore wind power business. To provide strong support for the development of Commercial Vessels Construction and Repair, Special Vessels & Military Vessels Construction and Repair, Offshore Industry & Land-based Machinery and make contribution to Taiwan economy.
was contracted to build the Navy's second-generation ships: Missile Frigates and Missile Patrol Boats. Taiwan originally planned to build eight missile frigates. To-date, seven PFG-2 (Perry Class) frigates have been produced by CSC and turned over to Taiwan's Navy. The construction of the last missile frigate was canceled, then resumed. The first 500-ton missile patrol boat was turned over to the Navy in December 1995.
The Kaohsiung Shipyard, with its construction completed in June, 1976, was one of The Ten Major Economic Construction Projects of The Republic of China in the seventies. A one millon ton dry-dock measures 950 meters long,92 meters wide and 14 meters deep With the intermediate gate,it can be sectioned into 3 stages of 180,390,and 380 meters. Two goliath cranes,350 tons each,astride over the dry-dock and the grand assembly area. An one hundred thousand tons repair dry-dock measures 275 meters long, 45 meters wide and 12 meters depth equipped with most advanced running utility system specially for ship repair. 1,800 meters long quaywalls with depth of 10 meters are well covered by a number of railed LL-cranes and utility system. There are 5 production works namely, Hull Works,Outfitting Works Special Project Works.Ship Repair and Machinery Manufacturing Works. All equipped with skilled workers and modern facilities.
The Keelung Shipyard established in 1945, a well-noted state enterprise for its unique role in the shipbuilding history, was merged into this corporation in 1978. After repeated expansions and innovations in the post years, it haas the capability to meet the demand of efficiency. Three dry-docks,two of 130,000 DW and one of 30,000 DWT 2.A building slip of 32,000 DWT 3.1,600 meter quaywalls are well covered with cranes and utility systems
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