China Ship Building Corporation (CSBC) is in talks with United States’ General Electric (GE) to establish a naval shiprepair facility
in Kaohsiung. General Electric provides the gas turbines for the Taiwanese navy. CSBC spokesman Paul Huang said the yard was looking to sign an agreement with the American giant in July and to have a facility adjacent to the shipbuilding base in Kaohsiung up and running by year end
. There are more than 30 GE built turbine engines in Taiwan’s navy including the Chengkung-class high speed patrol frigates and American Kidd class destroyers.