PLAN Type 071 LPD News, Pics, and Reports


Tam

Captain
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Since both type 075 LHD and LNG carriers are very important to China, the major shipyards including HD, DL and JN should expand their building capacity. If they can build oil tankers and container ships bigger than 200,000 tonnes, they should not have problems building many type 075 and even CVs at the same time.
HD has certainly expanded their capacity, as I have explained, by having new yards at Changxian island. Their old yard at the Huangpu River, which is now surrounded by the Shanghai urban, is the one currently dedicated to making warships.

Jiangnan Shipyard is capable of building LNG carriers on its own. In fact, in the photos where we see the 052Ds and 055s being built, and even parts of 003, there are also signs and sections of an LNG carrier being built. This one is not as big as the one HDZ is building however.

I don't know about Dalian. DSIC, which is CSIC's flagship unit, is currently researching on developing large scale LNG carriers on their own. They have previously built smaller LNG carriers. HDZ is the current leader in China for large scale LNG carriers.

LNG carrier is not easy to make. If this is an MMO, this would be Boss Master level challenge at Extreme Difficulty, the crowning cap for a shipbuilder. Safety is taken very very seriously with these ships, with stringent safety standards set internationally and by the US Coast Guard, or they won't allow you on port. Jiangnan and Dalian can build smaller LNG carriers but still has to work to that level that HDZ has proudly achieved with large scale LNG carriers. Maybe in the future but for now only HDZ does the largest LNG carriers for China and other customers.

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Knowing this, I can appreciate that HDZ is a first rate shipbuilder.
 

H2O

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#7 is about to be commissioned.
Pennant - 986
Name - Jingtingshan
Just in time to make room for the second LHD. By the time the last LPD is commissioned, we'll get to see all three LHDs in one place. Assuming there is no rush for the 071E.
 

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