Jianlong Group, the controlling shareholder of bankrupt Qingdao Yangfan Shipbuilding, has decided to quit the restructuring of the shipyard.
The decision is due to Jianlong Group’s proposed restructuring plan for the yard facing strong opposition from the employees of the shipyard.
State-run Huatong Group, which controls 22% equity interest of Qingdao Yangfan, has proposed a new restructuring plan under which it will acquire 78% equity interest of the shipyard from Jinalong Group to gain full control.
The plan has already been approved by the employees of the shipyard, although still needs approval from creditors.
Upon completion of the restructuring, Yangfan Shipbuilding will quit large vessel construction business and focus on high value-added ship types including offshore vessels, passenger roro vessels and research vessels.