STX Off­shore & Ship­build­ing Co. Ltd

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based on its ex­pe­ri­ence of hav­ing built more than 700 ships in the past 40 years, STX Off­shore & Ship­build­ing ranks num­ber one among the worldÕs ma­jor ship­yards and has sig­nif­i­cantly con­trib­uted to mak­ing South Korea the leader in the worldÕs ship­build­ing in­dus­try. The con­struc­tion of the Dalian Ship­yard in China will be added to its ex­ist­ing fa­cil­i­ties in Jin­hae and bu­san. STX took a leap for­ward to be­come the worldÕs largest ship­build­ing com­pany through its ac­qui­si­tion of STX europe (for­merly aker yards). STX Off­shore & Ship­build­ing ac­quired au­tho­ri­sa­tion to be­come a mem­ber of the na­tional de­fence in­dus­try in Septem­ber 2007. STX Off­shore & Ship­build­ing plans to ex­pand its ter­ri­tory in the na­tional de­fence in­dus­try by con­struct­ing var­i­ous kinds of ships, such as bat­tle­ships, off­shore pa­trol ves­sels and spe­cial-pur­pose ships. The note­wor­thy ex­am­ples are guided mis­sile pa­trol boat killer1, OPV1, train­ing ship1, etc.

STX En­gine Co. Ltd

STX en­gineÕs mil­i­tary diesel en­gine was de­signed with fo­cus on small size, light­ness and high power out­put. Through tech­nol­ogy co­op­er­a­tion with MTU of Ger­many, STX en­gine is pro­duc­ing en­gines for tanks, de­stroy­ers and coast guard ships.

STX en­gine pos­sesses es­sen­tial pro­pri­etary tech­nolo­gies re­lated to un­der­wa­ter acous­tic, radar, tac­ti­cal com­mu­ni­ca­tion and bat­tle sys­tem.

Se­bang Hi-Tech

Se­bang Hi-Tech Co. Ltd, which was es­tab­lished in 1952, is the sole de­fence man­u­fac­turer in South Korea spe­cial­is­ing in the pro­vi­sion of propul­sion en­ergy sources for un­der­wa­ter mil­i­tary ve­hi­cles and weapon sys­tems. Some ex­am­ples are the 209 class sub­ma­rine bat­tery K45PS13K and K30PS15. ba738 bat­tery is used for light-weight tor­pe­does.


The com­pa­nyÕs area of ex­per­tise is com­pos­ite launch­ing tube to con­tain a guided anti-ship mis­sile.

In­dian Per­spec­tive

It has been re­ported that In­dia has de­cided to award a $1.2 bil­lion con­tract to Kang­nam Cor­po­ra­tion for eight mine-coun­ter­mea­sure (MCM) ves­sels. The ten­der was first is­sued in 2008 but has taken five years to fruc­tify. Ac­cord­ing to the deal, the first two minesweep­ers will be con­structed at Pu­san, South Korea, and the re­main­ing six will be built at the Goa Ship­yard through trans­fer of tech­nol­ogy. The In­dian Navy wanted to mod­ernise its MCM fleet for more than a decade as it cur­rently op­er­ates 12 age­ing Pondicherry and Karwa-class minesweep­ers. Their pro­jected re­quire­ment is for 24 MCM ships.

In­dian ship­build­ing also has a lot to em­u­late from South Korea for de­vel­op­ing their in­dige­nous ship­build­ing in­dus­try and be­com­ing a world leader in a very short time.

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