From de­fense to civil, biz sec­tors

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - BUSINESS - By ZHAO LEI zhaolei@chi­ See

State-owned China State Ship­build­ing Corp is go­ing be­yond build­ing navy ves­sels and mak­ing ad­vanced sci­en­tific re­search ships. For long, it was the largest sup­plier of sur­face com­bat­ants to the Chi­nese Navy.

All of the Navy’s Type 052D class guided-mis­sile de­stroy­ers and Type 054A guided-mis­sile frigates, the most pow­er­ful of their kind, were man­u­fac­tured by the Bei­jing-head­quar­tered CSSC. In late June, it launched the na­tion’s largest and might­i­est de­stroyer, the first in the Type 055 class, at its Jiang­nan Ship­yard in Shang­hai.

En­cour­aged by gov­ern­ment mea­sures to boost trans­fer of de­fense-re­lated tech­nolo­gies to civil­ian and busi­ness sec­tors, CSSC has been us­ing its ex­per­tise in the re­search and devel­op­ment of naval hard- ware to con­struct high-tech civil­ian ships, said com­pany of­fi­cials.

The com­pany is cur­rently mak­ing a po­lar re­search ice­breaker — the first to be built from the keel up by China — at the Jiang­nan Ship­yard, and the coun­try’s first marine re­sources sur­vey ship at the Huangpu Wen­chong Ship­build­ing Co in Guangzhou, Guang­dong prov­ince.

Both ships will have the top tech­no­log­i­cal and oper­a­tional ca­pac­ity of their kind in the world. They are sched­uled to be com­pleted and com­mis­sioned by the State Oceanic Ad­min­is­tra­tion in 2019, the com­pany said.

The new ship will im­prove the na­tion’s ca­pa­bil­i­ties in sup­port­ing po­lar ex­pe­di­tions ...” Yang Huigen, head of the Po­lar Re­search In­sti­tute of China Mega-con­tainer ships and bulk­ers

CSSC Jiang­nan Ship­yard (Group) Co Ltd

Lo­ca­tion: Key prod­ucts:


War­ships, chem­i­cal tankers, mul­ti­pur­pose bulk car­ri­ers, sci­en­tific re­search ships, ice­breaker, ship con­ver­sion and re­pair­ing busi­nesses Oper­a­tional rev­enue: Not avail­able Well-known prod­ucts: De­stroy­ers and chem­i­cal tankers

Sources: Data from these com­pa­nies’ web­sites

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