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CSIC reshuffles propulsion assets

Shanghai-listed Fengfan Limited, a CSIC-affiliated storage battery producer, has announced that it plans to issue RMB13.9bn ($2.16bn) worth of new shares to its parent China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) to acquire stakes in a series of propulsion related companies.

Fengfan will acquire full equity in Guanghan Power, Shanghai CSIC Marine Propulsion Equipment, Micro Powers, Changhai Electric Propulsion, Yichang Marine Diesel Engine, Henan Diesel Engine Industry, Wuhan Haiwang Nuclear Technology, 90% equity in Wuhan Marine Machinery Plant and 28.47% equity in CSIC Special Equipment Company. It will also acquire Zibo Torch Energy through a RMB543m ($85.2m) cash payment.

Upon completion of the restructuring, Fengfan Limited will become the integrated propulsion platform of CSIC.

Fengfan Limited is mainly engaged in the research, development, manufacturing and distribution of lead-acid batteries and power solutions. It occupies more than 25% domestic market share in the sector.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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