AVIC Weihai Shipyard Co., Ltd. (former Shandong Province Weihai shipyard) was built in 1951. The number of staff in the company is more than 4,500 and there are over 500 technicians. The land area of the company covers 1,400,000 square meters, and the sea area covers 1,650,000 square meters. The wharf shoreline is as long as 1,844 meters. The production facilities include a slipway of 50,000DWT and two 100,000DWT drydocks, which enable the shipbuilding of all types of vessels under 100,000DWT.
The company has obtained the certification of ISO9001: 2000, and owns the right of self-operated import and export. The company is the enterprise technology center of Shandong province. It was accredited as Industry Technology Center By Shandong province in 2008, and was listed as Key Industrial Enterprise of Shandong Province in 2009.
In recently years, the company seizes the opportunity of the transfer of the global shipbuilding industry and the development of blue economic zone in Shandong Peninsula. It exploits the international market actively and takes batch orders. Internally, the company adopts the strategy of ¡°invigorate the company through science and technology¡±, and renews the technical equipment constantly, to help with the expansion of production scale and efficiency. The company has successively invested to purchase amounts of shipbuilding equipment, such as a 12-meter plate bending machine,a 500-ton numerical control rib bending machine, a 400-ton gantry and a 800-ton gantry, and some advanced facilities, such as heavy-duty numerical control cutting machine, pre-treatment line of steel plate shot-blasting and paint shop.In order to enhance the ability of independent innovation and development,the company undertakes to establish the Provincial Industry Technology Center which incorporates the product research and development, technology innovation, production, inspection and test, with the Weihai Ship Industry Association as the coordination unit. The Industry Technology Center provides the technical service for shipbuilding and ship repairing,and leads the development direction of the ship industry of Shandong Province.
To introduce in the advanced technical design idea of international shipbuilding industry, research and development the core technology of shipbuilding, and establish a professional design team, AVIC Weihai shipyard Co., Ltd. set up Shandong Delta-Marine Marine Engineering Co.,Ltd.in the joint venture with Finland Deltamarin Company. The partnership which has globally advantage in ship design enables the company to expand the business of shipbuilding design. Shandong Delta-Marine Marine Engineering Co.,Ltd.can not only meet the need of ship design for the company, but also undertakes the business of design and market research & development domestically and internationally. It has provided high quality design service for customers at home and aboard, including Deltamarin. To meet the need of international competition and raise the company¡¯s core competition ability, the company sets an aim at establishing a demonstration base for AVIC shipbuilding industry. It adopts the modern management mode for shipbuilding and sticks to the development idea of ¡°general assembly in shipbuilding, service for the society, and support from the matched facility¡±. The company utilizes the information system of ERP enterprise and strives to devolop the supporting enterprises. It established Weihai Jigang Qiyue Marine Plate Co., Ltd in a joint venture with Jinan Iron&Steel Group, and invested to build Shandong New Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Pipe Outfitting Fabrication Co., Ltd. and Shandong New Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Marine Steel Outfitting Fabrication Co., Ltd., which extends the industrial chain and forms the a series of supporting facilities. The achievement facilitates the company to become the bellwether of high-end industry park in Weihai, and sets a steady foundation for establishing the blue economic zone and the manufacturing base in Shandong Peninsula.
In 1998, the company took the lead to build the first exported ship in Shandong Province, a 820TEU container vessel. After that, the company accelerates the development and expands the international shipbuilding market constantly. It has built a series of exported vessels, including 92,500DWT bulk carrier, 30,000DWT bulk carrier and 1300TEU container vessel for shipowners from Germany, Holland, Greece, Canada and Japan, etc. The company has gained titles of Advanced Enterprise of Shandong Province, Good Faith Enterprise of Shandong Province, and Advanced Enterprise of Shipbuilding Industry in Shandong Province successively.