Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd (SWS) opened in 1999. Situated on the southern coast at the mouth
of the Yangtze River in Shanghai, it is jointly owned by China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), Shanghai
Bao Steel Group Inc., Shanghai Electrical Group Corporation and China Shipbuilding Trading Co., Ltd, with CSSC
holding more than 50% of the shares.
The shipyard has its own design company, Shanghai Waigaoqiao Marine Design & Research Institute. In October
2009, the company celebrated its tenth anniversary, having delivered 100 ships including VLCCs, Capesize bulk
carriers, FPSOs and offshore platforms.
The shipyard designs and builds all types of ultra large, high-tech ships as well as offshore structures. It has four
production centres for steel cutting and fabrication, flat panel assembling, curved panel assembling and blasting
and painting, working on 15 ships simultaneously.
The self-innovated 170K DWT Green Capesize Bulk Carrier has become the top-selling brand of Chinese vessel
due to its high domestic sales and large share of the international market. The 110K DWT Aframax Crude Oil
Tanker has been honoured with the award of “Chinese Celebrated Brand”. Another self-innovated product,
the 300K DWT FPSO, elevated China into the world’s top ranks in FPSO engineering, design and construction.
The semi-submersible drilling platform with a working depth of 3,000 meters is a cutting-edge, sixth-generation
product that fills the gap in mega-sized deep water offshore engineering equipment manufacturing. Under
construction in SWS are LPG/Ethylene/LNG carriers, jack-up rigs, Capesize bulk carriers, and VLCCs: the
company also undertakes contracts of 82K bulk carriers and developing 10K TEU containerships and other large
containership designs. With its offshore yard completed, it plans to build offshore projects and supply vessels,
and smaller-sized ships.more
Hudong- Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co. Ltd, was formed through the merger of Hudong Shipyard (founded in 1928) and
Zhonghua Shipyard (founded in 1926) and has meanwhile a history of 90 years. It is one of the major shipbuilding enterprises under
the flag of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC).
Hudong-Zhonghua covering an area of 4.8 million m2, 7,300m wharf lines, consists of one headquarter in Pudong of Shanghai, and
two shipyards, i.e. the main yard and Shanghai Jiangnan-Changxing Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.(at Changxing Island), being a
comprehensive industrial conglomerate specialized in building ships, offshore engineering products and non-ship products.
Hudong-Zhonghua is one of the first shipyards in China to build new technical or complex ship types. It is the first LNG Carrier builder
Hudong-Zhonghua has profound expertise in the R&D, engineering and construction of ships ranging from naval ships, large LNG
ships, large/ultra-large container ships, offshore engineering products to special purpose ships. The Company has built various ships,
including LNG carriers, LPG carriers, medium and large sized container vessels, chemical tankers, Ro/Ro ships, oil tankers, bulk
carriers, passenger ships, special purpose vessels, battle ships, auxiliary navy ships etc for numerous shipping companies and navies
all over the world.
Hudong-Zhonghua is one of the most competitive shipbuilding enterprises in China with rich product variety and big potential.more