Thursday, August 25, 2011

STX ready for ultra-wide thick plate

Korea's STX Offshore & Shipbuilding plans to introduce POSCO's ultra-wide thick plate for the first time in shipbuilding industry. STX is recently equipped for further cutting and processing of ultra-wide thick plate, supplied to Dairen yard, China.

Officials explained, "STX Dairen is to apply world's widest thick plate developed by POSCO. Extra investment on equipment is needed to build ultra-large ships with ultra-wide thick plate and STX gets ready for it ahead of other shipbuilders."

Ultra-wide thick plate is high value product, used in ultra-large ship, offshore plant and energy related construction. POSCO started to produce the widest 5300mm of thick plate in June 2011.

Meanwhile, Korea Big 3, Hyundai Heavy Industries, Samsung Heavy Industries, and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, have no plan to introduce ultra-wide thick plate for a while.

Published : August 24, 2011


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