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World's largest floating dock goes into production in Shanghai
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16:33, December 01, 2008

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The world's largest floating dock, the "Zhonghai Emeishan," started production in CSG Ship-Repairing Base at Changxing Island, Shanghai a few days ago. This marks Shanghai's ability to take repair tasks and remodeling projects for various ships from around the world.

The "Zhonghai Emeishan" has an overall length of 410 meters, width of 82 meters, depth of 28 meters, and lift force of 85 thousand tons. The floating dock weighs 42 thousand tons and required more than 38 thousand tons of steel to build. The dock cost 580 million yuan investment to complete. It is now the world's largest and most technologically advanced floating dock, and can be remotely-controlled in a central control room.

The floating dock was constructed independently by the China Shipping Industry Co., Ltd (CIC). On September 28, "Zhonghai Emeishan" was launched at the China Shipping shipbuilding base in Yangzhou, Jiangsu. On October 4, it was transferred to the Shanghai Changxing ship repair base, thus achieving a new leap in China's ship repair competitiveness.

By People's Daily Online

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