A shipyard that has laid claim to be the largest in the world in terms of physical size has began operation at Changxing Island in Dalian, a coastal city in Liaoning province.
STX (Dalian) Shipbuilding, a subsidiary of the STX Group from the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the major investor in the project, said the boatyard — which is 460 m long, 135 m wide and 14.5 m high —was now the largest in the world in terms of physical area. The firm did not reveal the cost of the yard.
The yard is used for final assembly of big ships, and is able to accommodate two ships each with 320,000 DWT to be built simultaneously, said the company.
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