Based on the basic specifications (simplified specifications) provided by our customers, we lay out a broad design to get a rough overall picture of the ship and subsequently offer a proposal to the customer. The proposal is a very important step of our business since customers largely depend on this proposal to decide whether to place an order with us or not. Therefore, we try our best to show our ability to the full.
Once our proposal is accepted, we proceed to discuss the specifications in detail of the ship. Once the ship shipbuilding process, general layout, specifications, etc. are determined, an agreement is made. Speed is the most significant factor of any ship. By repeatedly adjusting the hull form and tank testing, we ensure that the ship we are to build can sail at the speed stipulated in the specifications. There are various factors that influence ship performance, other than speed. Other factors can include load capacity of cargo, ship stability, fuel cost and so on. The key function of basic design is to design the ship so that all those factors comply with the specifications.
Based on the information obtained from the basic design, the detailed design plays the role of clarifying the design of components and parts of the ship to be built. The key point of this step is to work out drawings that are feasible and accurate enough to facilitate the actual shipbuilding operation on-site without compromising the ability or performance of the ship
The production design organizes the design information in the detailed plans into respective component information. The production design enables the field staff to meticulously control a large amount of components on site.
We place purchase orders for required materials based on the design information. Since a tremendous volume of materials need to be ordered to build a ship, it is vital to manage and supervise the delivery dates of those materials so that the procurement is timely and accurate.
The production plan has a critical impact on manufacturing efficiency because of the enormous amount of components, and the large number of workers involved on the job site. It is vital, therefore, to plan thoroughly so as to control and supervise the flow of materials, work volume, job assignments and subsequent progress of the shipbuilding process.
Cuting & Processing
Steel plates are cut and processed according to the blueprint. The process of heating and bending a steel plate into curved shapes is of great importance in shipbuilding, and requiries sophisticated skill and technique. The cut and processed components are assembled block by block. In order to maximize manufacturing efficiency, the assembling of blocks is carried out in a phased manner: small-scale assembly comes first, mid-scale assembly second, and large-scale assembly last.
Installation of Regging
Assembled blocks are further jointed together to make huge blocks, and at this point, rigging articles such as pipes, electric wires are installed.
In order to enhance manufacturing efficiency at the dockyard, most rigging articles are installed while the block is still on the ground.
Following the above step, the huge blocks are mounted on the vessel. In order to maintain the predefined dimension, even after tens of such blocks have been jointed together; accurate positioning of each block is critically important. This is where we make full use of our shipbuilding know-how.
When all the blocks are mounted and jointed, launching is the next stage.
While the launching at a dock simply means filling the dock with water to float the ship, the launching from a building berth is a very impressive and exciting sight to see since the ship slides its way majestically into the sea. This is one of the most thrilling moments for all involved with the shipbuilding process. The finishing operation is carried out with the launched hull at the quay. Starting with finishing work of accommodation and control sections, every equipment and instrument is checked and re-examined in practice. We are now in the final stretch of shipbuilding.
tests of speed, engine performance and operation of all equipment and instruments. The test results are kept as the performance record of the vessel.
A new ship is born. After the delivery ceremony, the captain, chief engineer and crew embark for the ship’s . Our one wish is that the ship always sails smoothly and safely.