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New yard slated for Dalian

Dalian, China’s northeastern shipbuilding powerhouse, is set to get another big shipyard.

Construction of the RMB20bn ($2.76bn) new yard will start this month and will be completed by the end of 2024. The new yard, which will be run by Dalian Shipbuilding Industry (DSIC), a unit of state-owned China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC), will focus on LNG carrier construction.

DSIC has won recent contracts from China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMES) for up to eight 175,000 cu m LNG ships, one of a host of Chinese yards making strong entrances into a lucrative niche of the shipbuilding trade.

DSIC is one of China’s largest shipbuilders. Dalian also has other yards operated by COSCO and Kawasaki Heavy among others.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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