Bohai Shipyard

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Coordinates: 40°42′55″N 121°00′37″E / 40.71528°N 121.01028°E / 40.71528; 121.01028Bohai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. (BSHIC), the former Bohai Shipyard, is a shipyard in China. It is a subsidiary of China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), and is located at the Huludao Port, in southwestern Liaoning Province, China, on the northern coast of the Bohai Sea.[1] The company was founded in 1954, and constructed vessels for the Chinese market, expanding in the 1990s to international markets after obtaining ISO 9000 certification.[1] It was briefly part of the Liaoning Shipbuilding Group in the late 1990s before the formations of CSIC.[1]

Bohai Shipyard has produced both civilian and military vessels.[1] It has been particularly instrumental in China's nuclear powered submarine program, constructing the Type 091, the Type 092, the Type 093, and the Type 094.[2][3]

In late 2016, Bohai completed a new 40,000 square metres (430,000 sq ft) covered shipbuilding facility, leading defense industry analysts to speculate that it could be used to increase the submarine production.[4] It will be able to accommodate the construction of four submarines at once.[5]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Bohai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Co., Ltd [BSHIC]". GlobalSecurity.org. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Submarine Shipbuilding". GlobalSecurity.org. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  3. ^ Bussert, James; Elleman, Bruce (2011). People's Liberation Army Navy: Combat System Technology, 1949-2010. Naval Institute Press. ISBN 978-1591140801.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ "New Chinese shipbuilding facility may be used for nuclear submarine production, say reports". IHS Jane's Defence Weekly. 7 September 2016. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  5. ^ https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/navy-ships/a26201/china-building-the-worlds-largest-submarine-factory/

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