Londe Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd.
Londe Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd. ( English : Lung Teh Shipbuilding Co., Ltd ), referred to Ronde shipbuilding, founded in 1979, is a privately owned shipyard in Taiwan. The shipbuilding company headquarters is located in Taipei Neihu District Harbor Changlu. The compnay has a total of 5 factories in Yilan County. The largest factory is located in Suao Port, covering an area of 61,000 square meters. It employs a total of 250 people and builds 15 to 30 vessels each year.
Various types of boats of 70 meters or less, including patrol boats, interception boats, rigid inflatable rubber boats, fire boats, pilot boats, ferries and research boats, etc. On 27 December 2018, Longde Shipbuilding held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the sixth factory in the Suao Port Area. After completion, the factory can build 4 ships of 100 meters in length at the same time. It is expected to be built Complex system and high-value ships.
The southern plant of Longde Shipbuilding Sixth Factory includes waterjet cutting board and small assembly plant, ship section assembly plant, outfitting manufacturing plant and sandblasting coating plant. The North District Plant includes the hull assembly plant, the upper and lower rack plant, the storage and machine equipment preparation area, the electrical plant, the pipeline plant, the wood plant, the office, the staff bathroom, the changing room, the restaurant, the leisure area, the briefing room for foreign guests and the pictures Information reading exhibition room.
Lung Teh Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., specialize in high performance fast speed boats based on the most up-to-date technology and have an extensive history in the design and building of high speed boats. Lungteh embodies a legacy of shipbuilding knowhow and technical excellence that grows with each new design and shipbuilding challenge. The primary business is in high-performance work boats, including environmental services craft and other special purpose vessels as well as passenger ferries and naval combat boats.
At Lungteh, all boats are designed by a team of dedicated design professionals, many of whom have 20+ years’ experience solving first-of-type challenges for global clients. Since founding in 1979, Lungteh has operated with a start-up spirit, taking on challenges that others outsource. In the process, the company developed a holistic understanding of shipbuilding that extends from design to craft, allowing us to deliver solutions that combine pragmatism, efficiency and economy.
In order to improve the quality, shorten the lead time and reduce the production cost, the shipyard has been investing a lot of time and effort to develop the Simulation-Based Design (SBD) using the 3D ship model system and the virtual reality (VR) technology for many years. The Simulation-Based Design process helps achieve greater accuracy and efficiency on the manufacturing floor too.
In December 2018 Lung Teh Shipbuilding Co has been awarded contracts to build 11 Tuo Jiang-class corvettes and four minelayers for the navy. The shipbuilder is to deliver the Tuo Jiang-class guided missile corvettes by 2026, or a decade ahead of schedule, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Tsai Shih-ying said. Lung Teh Shipbuilding Co has been awarded contracts to build 11 Tuo Jiang-class corvettes and four minelayers for the navy.
On 15 March 2019, National Zhongshan Academy of Sciences' Glorious Star Offshore Test Platform, which was commissioned by Longde Shipbuilding, was launched at the Longde Shipbuilding No. 5 Plant. The outside world has judged that it may be a future twin-hull missile speedboat prototype, which was completed on May 17, 2019. The "Glorious Star" work ship has a tonnage of about 80 tons, a length of 28 meters, a width of 8.4 meters, and an aluminum structure. The hull is a double-hull configuration. The appearance is similar to that of a navy Tuojiang warship. Fast maneuvering characteristics. The ship also has an oblique-launched missile launching box, which can be equipped with 4 subsonic anti-ship missiles.
A launching ceremony was held 04 August 2020 at Taiwanese shipbuilder Lungteh Shipbuilding in Yilan County for the 1st Min Jiang-class mine laying ships. The new class is being built for the Republic of China (ROC) Navy. The keel laying ceremony for the first-in-class ship took place on 24 May 2019 while construction on the second ship of the class was ongoing. The event also marked the “mast raising” event for the first vessel. According to Taiwan’s defense ministry, the four mine laying ships are expected to be completed in 2021.
Two military officers and the owner of a local shipbuilding company were indicted on corruption charges by Taoyuan prosecutors 08 September 2020 over an Army speedboat procurement deal in 2007. The officers surnamed Lai and Tsai and the owner of Lung Teh Shipbuilding Company surnamed Huang were charged with illegally inflating the price of the deal in which they made over NT$100 million (US$3.4 million) in profit, according to the indictment released by Taoyuan District Prosecutors Office.
The Army originally planned to buy 20 speedboats from 2007 to 2010 for NT$776 million, the indictment noted. Lai and Tsai who then worked at the Ministry of National Defense (MND) and were responsible for the project allegedly collaborated with Huang to ensure his company secured the contract to build the boats. In order to boost their illicit profits, prosecutors allege that the price of each boat was inflated from NT$19.7 million to NT$28.5 million.
Meanwhile, Lai and Tsai are also accused of changing the details of the contract to make the speedboat much lighter than the original design, resulting in the finished vessels failing to meet combat needs, the indictment said. Lai ensured the speedboats still passed all required tests. The Army only later discovered that the finished speedboats did not meet required combat readiness standards and reported the case to the related authorities.
The three have been indicted for allegedly violating Article 4, section 3 of the Anti-Corruption Act, which carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment plus a fine of NT$100 million.
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