Daewoo Opens China Plant for Production
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co said it has begun producing blocks at a factory in Yentai, China, Forbes reported.
After construction the blocks are transported to a shipbuilding dock, or slipway, where they are then assembled into place.
The $100m facility will have initial production capacity for this year of 30,000 tons, which it plans to boost to 220,000 tons by 2010, Daewoo said.
It has estimated that production costs at the factory are 30 percent less than at the firm's domestic plant due to labor costs.
The shipyard in China is Daewoo's second overseas operation after one facility in Romania.