AVEVA PIPELINE | 2010 Issue 2 | Page 27 CSSC Guangzhou Longxue Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., owned by China State Shipbuilding Corporation ( CSSC), is the latest and most modern shipbuilding enterprise in south China. The company is located at the mouth of the Pearl river on Longxue island, in the Nansha district of Guangzhou. The shipyard covers an area of more than 2.5 million square metres, with two large dry docks equipped with four 600- tonne gantry cranes and the most modern and advanced fabrication workshops. The shipyard now has the capacity to build 300,000 dwt oil tankers and bulk carriers. The first phase of setting up the new shipyard allows a total shipbuilding capacity of 20 vessels of 2.12 million dwt per year. When the planned expansion projects are completed, the shipbuilding capacity will be up to 3.5 million dwt per year with, in total, 8,000 employees by 2012. ' Our focus is on building commercial ships such as VLCCs, VLOCs, LPG and LNG carriers. In addition, the shipyard plans to set up an offshore division in the near future, and it will also perform repair work,' explains Wang Dongyi, Director, Technical Center, CSSC Guangzhou Longxue Shipbuilding. ' In total, more than 2,000 college graduates and students from technical schools have been recruited by the shipyard. These engineers have then been further trained in shipbuilding processes through practice at other CSSC shipyards in the Guangzhou area before joining our shipyard. ' 90 managers have been sent to study shipbuilding processes and techniques at Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., a very experienced user of AVEVA marine solutions. ' AVEVA Marine was successfully implemented in 2008. The application was selected because of the very good reputation of its predecessor, Tribon, among Chinese shipbuilders. After a very short start- up and training period, we took on our first project, the design and production of a 80,000 dwt Panamax bulk carrier to be delivered at the end of 2010. So far, 150 engineers have been trained in AVEVA Marine. The production information derived from AVEVA Marine has been very accurate and we are very satisfied with these results. First steel for this project was cut at the end of July 2009. We regard AVEVA Marine as a more open system than Tribon. ' To further improve the management processes for design, project execution, materials management, and the approval processes, we implemented AVEVA NET in 2009. ' At the moment, we are using AVEVA solutions in the building of four 308,000 dwt VLCCs, eight 230,000 dwt VLOCs and four 82,000 dwt bulk carriers for Chinese owners.' Visit www. csscgls. comfor more information. AVEVA Marine and AVEVA NET implemented to control the design, production and management processes. Newly built CSSC Guangzhou Longxue Shipbuildingis the latest and most modern shipyard in south China Magnus Feldt Industry Marketing Manager, AVEVA Wang Dongyi, Director, Technical Center, CSSC Guangzhou Longxue Shipbuilding. The steel cutting ceremony for a 80,000 dwt Panamax bulk carrier. Photograph courtesy of CSSC Guangzhou Longxue Shipbuilding. Photograph courtesy of CSSC Guangzhou Longxue Shipbuilding. 1989- 2009
Page 28| AVEVA PIPELINE | 2010 Issue 2 Chen Qiang, Chairman President of RSHI, explains, ' RSHI implemented AVEVA's Tribon system just after the shipyard completed its construction in 2005. It was a natural choice for us because of its proven success in the Chinese shipbuilding industry, used as it was by all major shipyards, such as Jiangnan Shipbuilding Group and Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipyard. ' Our plan is now to migrate to AVEVA Marine. We find the 3D technology further enhanced in AVEVA Marine, with a better balance between the different structural and outfitting disciplines, as the integration between them is further improved in AVEVA Marine. ' We started the implementation of AVEVA NET in June 2009, to make all design, production and management information accessible for all engineers at the shipyard in order to save time spent searching for information. ' Ongoing projects are currently twelve 400,000 VLOCs ordered by the Brazilian iron ore miner, Vale do Rio Doce, in August 2008 and four 400,000 dwt VLOCs, to be built for the Oman Shipping Company. All vessels are of the same design, and each vessel will be 360 metres long, 65 metres wide and 23 metres deep, with SDARI responsible for the design. Delivery will commence at the beginning of 2012. Visit www. rshi. cnfor more information. Rongsheng Heavy Industries ( RSHI), located in Nantong, Jiangsu province, is China's fastest growing private shipbuilder today. The construction of the shipyard started in October 2005 and the first vessel was launched in February 2008. The shipyard has great ambitions and, with development plans through to 2020, the yard is expected to become one of the world's top three shipbuilders. Jiangsu Rongsheng Heavy Industries aims to become one of the world's top three shipbuildersMagnus Feldt Industry Marketing Manager, AVEVA Chen Qiang, Chairman President of RSHI. Chen Qiang was formerly Vice President of Jiangnan Shipbuilding Group and President of Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipyard. Both shipyards are experienced and advanced users of AVEVA marine solutions. RSHI builds various types of products including Panamax and Capesize bulk carriers, VLOCs ( Very Large Ore Carriers), Suezmax and Aframax oil tankers, and containerships. RSHI is expanding its offshore business to build high value products such as FPSOs, FSOs, deep- water pipelay crane vessels, drillships and drilling rigs. RSHI has built three large dry docks, each equipped with a 900- tonne gantry crane, and is currently building a fourth dry dock, which will be equipped with a 1,600- tonne gantry crane. RSHI now has an annual shipbuilding capacity of eight million dwt. RSHI is equipped with six production lines, with over 40 plasma steel cutting machines and flame steel cutting machines. The shipyard has a total annual steel processing capacity of over one million tonnes. RSHI has also built a large pipe- processing centre with the most complete functions, which covers an area of about 40,000 square metres and processes more than 60,000 pipes of various types per month. RSHI today employs 20,000 people and, in 2011, the expanded shipyard will be employing 30- 35,000 people. Photograph courtesy of Rongsheng Heavy Industries.