Ship and marine engineering industry
Tian Kun Hao, a Chinese-built dredging vessel, the largest of its kind in Asia, berths at a port in Qidong city, East China's Jiangsu province, June 7, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]
Nantong is a national new industrial industry demonstration base, a national ship export base and a national hi-tech ship base. In 2017, the total value of its ship and marine engineering reached 205.60 billion yuan ($30.39 billion). Nantong has become a gathering place for a group of internationally-recognized enterprises, including Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co, Ltd (NACKS), COSCO (Nantong) Shipyard Co Ltd, China Merchants Heavy Industry (Jiangsu) Co Ltd, Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co Ltd, Keppel Nantong Heavy Industries Co Ltd, Jiangsu Hantong Ship Heavy Industry Co Ltd and Wison (Nantong) Heavy Industry Co Ltd. Tiankun, a cutter-suction dredger, and Zhenhualongyuan-3, a super freighter with 20,000 twenty-foot equivalent unit containers, were both made in Nantong.
Cosco Shipping Aries is pictured in the sunshine during its sea trial at the Port of Nantong in Nantong city, east China's Jiangsu province, Jan 16, 2018. [Photo/IC]
COSCO (Nantong) Shipyard Co Ltd has won scientific and technological achievement awards, such as the first prize of the State Science and Technology Advancement Awards and the Golden Prize for Chinese Patent Technology, and has developed a product shipping system that includes an ultra-large container ship, an super-sized ore carrier, and a massive tanker, as well as a designated vehicle carrier, a chemical tanker, a special engineering craft and an offshore support vessel.
Aerial photo taken on June 30, 2018 shows the Tonghai Port Area, a new container terminal, at Nantong Port in Nantong, east China's Jiangsu Province. The terminal is now operational. (Xinhua/Xu Congjun)
Nantong’s marine engineering equipment products include various drilling and accommodation platforms, floating production storage and offloading platforms and floating regasification units for offshore and deep sea areas. There is also a series of products related to both ship and marine engineering such as electrical and other instruments, accommodation equipment, deck machinery, drilling modules, lifting and locking devices, and dynamic positioning and mooring systems.