Kaohsiung shipyard to expand
THE China Shipbuilding Corp of Taiwan plans to increase the capacity at its Kaohsiung yard by 105,000 deadweight tons (dwt) by building two more dry docks.
One dock of 75,000 dwt capacity will be 270 metres long, 45 m wide and 7.8 m deep.
The other, of 30,000 dwt, will be 200 m long, 30 m wide and 6.5 m deep.
They will be used for ship repairs or for building smaller vessels.
The construction plan has not been finalised.
The existing dock of one million dwt capacity is 950 m long, 92 m wide and 14 m deep.
It can be separated by two intermediate gates into three stages of 180 m, 390 m, and 380 m, each capable of being operated independently.
The building capacity at the company's Keelung yard, which has two docks of 130,000 dwt and one of 30,000 dwt, will remain unchanged.