Damen Yichang Shipyard was founded in 1998 by Damen Shipyards Gorinchem and Yichang Shipyard. The yard specialises in building combi-freighter cargo vessels from 8,000 to 15,000 dwt – working with Damen’s proven designs to guarantee quality, reliability and fast delivery times. On an annual basis, the yard consumes some 50,000 tonnes of steel – typically building between nine and twelve vessels a year for the export market.
Located on the Yangtze River, Damen Yichang Shipyard is equipped with nine berths and a large transfer slipway. The yard has extensive on-site steel and piping facilities, as well as blasting and painting shops. In 2010, the yard’s facilities were improved with the addition of new piping, electrical and machine workshops, and a new warehouse. Like all of Damen’s yards and partners, Yichang works with renowned marine equipment suppliers and co-makers for the supply and installation of key onboard systems.