An additional IMR GPA696 was christened and delivered at Dayang Shipbuilding on 15 October 2014. This ship also marks an important milestone for Dayang, as it is the 200th vessel constructed since the company was founded.
As one of the construction bases of the Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group (SINOPACIFIC), Yangzhou Dayang Shipbuilding (Dayang Shipyard) is well known for its strategic plan to achieve ‘Perfection in simple products’. The 200 vessels delivered by Dayang Shipyard have all been for international clients, and include 142 bulk carriers, 44 OSVs, 10 container ships and 4 LPG vessels for a total deadweight of 8.923 million tons.
Simon Liang, Chairman & CEO of SINOPACIFIC, expressed his sincere gratitude to colleagues in the industry and company employees. “Thanks to our cooperation and joint efforts, SINOPACIFIC Dayang Shipyard is able, today, to achieve this 200 ship milestone!" He stressed, “Starting from the first 53500 DWT bulk carrier, the serialisation of our products and processes has enabled Dayang Shipyard to develop fast. Among the many vessels that Dayang Shipyard has delivered, our own brand products with our in-house design account for as much as 53%, most of which are environment-friendly and energy-saving vessels. This milestone highlights the strength and ensuing productivity brought by SINOPACIFIC’s strategy and technology driven policy.”