Imabari Shipbuilding

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Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
今治造船株式会社
KK
IndustryShipbuilding
Founded1901
HeadquartersImabari, Ehime, Japan
Area served
Global
Key people
Toshiyuki Higaki (Chairman)
Yukito Higaki (President)
Websitehttp://www.imazo.co.jp
Imabari Shipbuilding, Imabari dockyard
Shikoku Development Ferry "Orange 8"

Imabari Shipbuilding (今治造船株式会社, Imabari Zōsen Kabushiki-kaisha) is a Japanese ship building marine engineering and service company headquartered in Imabari, Ehime Prefecture, Japan.

Japan’s largest shipbuilder both in terms of tonnage and sales revenue[1] with design, research, construction and ship repair facilities in Imabari, Marugame and at seven other integrated dockyard and manufacturing facilities across the Seto Inland Sea region.

Imabari Shipbuilding’s products include the design, manufacture, purchase and sale of merchant ships, offshore engineering and ship life cycle services.

The company is privately held and reported group sales of 403.3 billion yen in 2013.[2]

History[edit]

First established in 1901. Shipbuilding facilities in Ehime Prefecture were consolidated under the Imabari Shipbuilding name in 1942

Current facilities[edit]

Imabari Shipbuilding currently operates nine ship building and maintenance facilities as well as marketing offices in Tokyo and Amsterdam.

Plans were announced in January 2015 to build a new purpose built dry dock facility at Marugame for the fabrication of a new generation of container ships in excess of 20,000 TEU’s. The dry dock is scheduled for completion in October 2016.[3] At 600m in length it will be one of the largest dry dock facilities in Japan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MHI and Imabari Shipbuilding to Establish JV". Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. www.mhi.co.jp. 25 March 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
  2. ^ Tsuji, Seiya (30 January 2015). "Japan's leading shipbuilder to invest in new dock". Nikkei Asian Review. Nikkei. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
  3. ^ Tsuji, Seiya (30 January 2015). "Japan's leading shipbuilder to invest in new dock". Nikkei Asian Review. Nikkei. Retrieved 18 May 2015.