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Samsung Heavy Industries to shutter Ningbo plant in China
Tuesday, 21/09/2021 05:53

The company has been in talks with the Chinese Government to hand over assets owned by the Ningbo plant early next year

Shipbuilding company Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) is set to close its Chinese plant in Ningbo as outdated facilities have triggered a decline in its productivity.

The South Korean company has two plants in China, SHI Ningbo and SHI Rongcheng.

Established in 1995, the Ningbo plant is focused on the production of ship blocks with iron structures as well as shipbuilding for overseas and domestic markets.

It has produced and supplied nearly 200,000 tonnes of ship blocks per year.

Meanwhile, SHI Rongcheng recorded an annual production capacity of 500,000 tonnes of ship blocks and offshore facilities in 2008.

As reported in The Korea Herald, the company has been in talks with the Chinese Government to hand over the land as well as other assets owned by SHI Ningbo early next year.

Workers at the yard have gone on strike to protest the decision, saying that the current compensation plan offered by the company is inadequate.

The shipbuilding company is planning to focus on the operations at its Rongcheng unit after closing the Ningbo plant
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