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Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding to expand capacity in Zhoushan

Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding, an affiliate shipyard of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), is planning to jointly develop a new yard in Zhoushan with Herun Group.

The yard will be located on Xiazhidao, one of the islands in Zhoushan Archipelago. Local company Herun Group planned to develop its own shipyard on the site in 2007, however, the project was suspended in 2012, and the land has been vacant since.

“Although the shipbuilding market condition is depressed at the moment, we understand that Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding has the demand for more capacity and better dockyard,” said Zhang  Yong, a senior official at Herun Group

According to Zhang, the planning of the shipyard development is at the final stage, and construction is expected to start this year.

CSSC is also planning to invest RMB15bn ($2.3bn) in total over the next five years to develop its affiliate shipyard Guangzhou Longxue Shipbuilding and make it into a comprehensive shipbuilding and offshore equipment base with an annual capacity of 10m dwt.

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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