“Made in Hubei”Spreads All Over the World
On August 3, 2017, Russian president Putin attended the opening ceremony of a gas processing plant. But why would Putin take the processing plant so seriously?
It was the day when the Russian Amur Gas Processing Plant, undertaken by China’s Gezhouba Corporation, was erected. This is the second large Sino- Russian energy corridor— the source of the eastern Sino- Russian gas pipeline and one of the key programs. The designed capability is 42 billion cubic meters, producing six million cubic meters of helium per year. It will be the biggest gas processing plant in Russia after being constructed.
The headquarter of the contractor China Gezhouba Corporation is located in Wuhan City, Hubei Province.
Hubei Province is now faced with new opportunities of opening to the outside world. To build open economy, Hubei is implmenting the strategic goal of “Going Global Policy.”
The followings are the best records of Hubei enterprises which thrive abroad. Let' s witness
the rapid growth of Hubei enterprises in the world market.
China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group: Constructor of the “Dream Bridge”
Lying to the southwest of Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, the Padma Multipurpose Bridge is 40 kilometers away from the city. The bridge that crosses the Padma River is a critical point in the domestic traffic system and it is also a main pathway of the “Trans-Asian Railway” that connects China and Southeast Asia. The Padma Bridge is honored as a “Dream Bridge” that promotes the social and economic development of Bangladesh. It is China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group Co., Ltd. that props up this dream.
The bridge that spans the Padma River will convert the natural moat into a thoroughfare. 21 regions in the southwestern part of Bangladesh will be linked with the capital city Dhaka, cutting the seven- hour commuting time down to ten minutes. This will end the hundred-year history of commuting by ferry between the 21 regions and the capital city.
The Padma Bridge is a combined highway and railway bridge. The two-level steel truss bridge will carry a four- lane highway on the upper level and a single- track railway on the lower level. Building this bridge, with the total length of 6150 meters and the spans of 3800 meters, cost 1.55 billion dollars— about RMB 9.67 billion. It is the biggest international bridge project undertaken by Chinese enterprises. It is also the biggest infrastructure project in Bangladesh. According to the estimation, the Padma Bridge will increase the GDP growth of Bangladesh by about 1.5%.
Unfolding the world map, you can see that China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group has built more than ten bridges in countries along “the Belt and Road.” These bridges are mainly located in Southeast Asia and Africa.
Building bridges in foreign countries is far more difficult than in China. In Zambia, Africa, where both the standard of South Africa and the United States are adopted, the construction is rigorous and intricate. In Morocco, North Africa, divergences between local and Chinese construction team occur in various aspects: the regulations, the standards, the tools, and even the measuring systems are different.
From the cross-sea bridges to the cross-continent bridges, China Railway Major Bridge Engineering
Group built one after another landmark bridges, thus extending the Chinese collaborations with the countries along “the Belt and Road.”
China Railway Siyuan Survey and Design Group: Driving China’s high- speed trains to the world
China high- speed railway has become a shining card which marks that “Made in China” has “Gone Out.” China Railway Siyuan Survey and Design Group Co., Ltd. is the main force in the designing of China’s high-speed railway.
Entering the Nigerian market in 1996, China Railway Siyuan Survey and Design Group Co., Ltd. has followed the major national strategies over a twenty- year span, taking part in the construction of 30 projects in 18 countries in Africa, Asia, South America, and Europe.
On October 5, 2016, the first electric railway in Africa, the Ethio- Djibouti Railway ( EthiopiaDjibouti) was completed. It was the first “sinicized” whole industry chain railway project in a foreign country. China Railway Siyuan Survey and Design Group designed all the railway lines throughout Djibouti.
The railway was designed to run at 120 kilometers per hour, which is only a standardspeed railway in China. However, the foreign experts raised doubt about the feasibility, considering the poor infrastructure, limited electricity, scarce cement, and high associated costs in the local area. How could Chinese enterprises complete such a project?
After fifteen months of drudgery, all the measurement and design were completed by 22 technicians from China Railway Siyuan Survey and Design Group.
China Construction Third Engineering Bureau: Building the biggest airport in Pakistan
Deeply exploring foreign markets, China Construction Third Engineering Bureau Co., Ltd. has achieved win- win cooperation with various countries.
After undertaking the biggest infrastructure project of the “China-Pakistan Economic Corridor,” the Karachi- Peshawar Railway Line,
China Construction Third Engineering Bureau won the bid again, undertaking the reconstruction and extension EPC project of AllamaIqbal International Airport (integrating design, purchasing, and construction). The bidding price was 41 billion rupees, about RMB 2.64 billion. Once completed, the airport will be the biggest in Pakistan, improving the local infrastructure, promoting economic development, strengthening Sino-Pakistan cooperation, and boosting cultural communication.
Algeria entrusted the project of building the highest, largest building in Africa— Djamaâ el Djazaïr—to China Construction Third Engineering Bureau. The 3000 theaters in Constantine for the 2015 Constantine Arab Cultural Festival— called the “beating hearts” of the festival— were also constructed by China Construction Third Engineering Bureau.
China Construction Third Engineering Bureau has formed their overseas business structure, developing a “three- line pattern” which focuses on high- end house- building projects, power driven industry, and infrastructure. In the last three years, its overseas revenue has reached one billion dollars, with projects expanding to South Asia, Southeast Asia and North Africa.
United Investment Group: Investment projects spread all over the world
In recent years, the United Investment Group has seized opportunities brought by the national strategy, “the Belt and the Road,” focusing on transferring from “Hubei united investment” to “world united investment.” In Belgium, the construction of China-Belgium Technology Center (CBTC) started in 2016. Upon completion, it will be the first European technology center invested by a Chinese enterprise. The center is expected to hold more than 200 Chinese enterprises.
In Russia, United Investment Group- Fuhan Wood Industry built the China- Russia Tomsk Wood Industrial and Trade Cooperation Zone, gaining forty- year administration authority of forests spanning 5000 square kilometers and supplying Chinese market. In Vanuatu, a Pacific island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean, United Investment Group focuses on
developing the catering industry, hotel industry, tourism infrastructure, and other supporting services, taking advantage of the abundant wood, agriculture, and tourism resources in the country.
On January 12, 2017, Hubei United Investment Group launched the first project in Australia, holding the opening ceremony of the United Investment Elegance in China. On March 25, the project started in Gold Coast. That is to say, United Investment Group had extended its business to Australia after making investment in Russia and Belgium. On the path of “Going global,” United Investment Group is moving another step forward.
Huaxin Cement: The President-witnessed big project.
In 2010, Huaxin Cement cast eyes to the foreign market, becoming the forerunner of China cement industry that “go global.” In August, 2013, the Huaxin Cement Plant in Tajikistan began operation, becoming the first oversea plant invested by Chinese cement company. In 2013 and 2014, the company was honored as “The 2013 Best Industrial Enterprise in Tajikistan” and “The Most Socially Responsible Enterprise” by Tajikistan government consecutively. This uplifted the image of Chinese enterprises in the world market. In September, 2014, witnessed by President Emomali Rakhmon, the CEO of Huaxin Cement, Li Yeqing, signed the agreement with government official of Tajikistan. The Soget Project was started.
In the Soget Project, the cement production line used was independently researched and developed by Huaxin Cement. Also, the first 25 megawatt coal- fired power unit and pure lowtemperature cogeneration project were built. The localization rate of large scale equipment reached 100%, signifying the Huaxin-made equipment with independent intellectual property rights is heading toward the world.
On March 23, 2016, the second production line which could produce one million ton cement clinker annually was put into operation.
According to the plan, the number of its oversea projects will reach 10 by 2020.
In recent years, the enterprises of Hubei Province
have made enormous strides internationally, and will be marching boldly on their way abroad. For example, five out of the top ten hydropower stations across the world with the highest installed capacity were built by China Three Gorges Projects Development Co., Ltd.;
The footprints of Hubei Hongyuan Power Engineering Co., Ltd. can be seen in the 40 Latin American countries and regions along “the Belt and Road”;
CCC Second Harbour Engineering Company Ltd. won various projects in “the Belt and Road” program. The total worth of the contracts reached RMB 4.5 billion;
Dongfeng Motor Corporation initiated its Russia flagship store in Moscow, which became the first car shop of Chinese motor enterprises in Russia;
Angel Yeast Co., Ltd. set up shops in Egypt and Russia, adding “the Hubei Flavor” to bread over half of the world;
Tri-ring Group purchased the biggest Polish bearing manufacturing company, KFLT, and planned to rise among the top ten bearing manufacturing company in the world...
We are proud of all these Hubei enterprises with good reputation internationally and we firmly believe that in the future, there will be more “Made in Hubei” in the world, making the enterprises industrial leaders in the world. (From: