Newport Shipping announced that is has added Chinese Huarun Dadong Dockyard Co., Ltd. (HRDD) to its network of partner shipyards.

Adding HRDD to its network of partner shipyards enables Newport Shipping to offer clients further services to and docking options. HRDD is one of the leading ship repair yards in China and will help support Newport Shipping’s activities in China.

Lianghui Xia, Managing Director, Newport Shipping comments about the latest partnership “We welcome HRDD as our new partner yard in China. Given the strategic location and strong track record of HRDD, it is an important addition to our global yard network.

We are sticking to our strategy of selectively growing our global drydocking and retrofit service network. Apart from offering regular drydocking around the world, we are ready to offer turnkey solution to carter for the growing interest from shipowners for LNG and Methanol retrofit.”

HRDD was established in 1994 and officially opened for business in November 1995. Through its efficient management and technical expertise, HRDD has successfully delivered over 4,000 repair projects to owners globally, among which 93% are based overseas. HRDD has earned a reputation in the global market as one of the best ship repair yards in China and was listed among the top three in China’s ship repair industry.

Spanning an area of 1,020,000 sq metres and a coastal line of 2,300 metres, HRDD’s yard facilities are equipped with 8 repair jetties, 4 floating docks and one graving dock. The repair jetties cover a total length of over 2,290 metres, while the graving dock and floating dock can accommodate up to VLCC size vessels. With its facilities, HRDD has an annual capacity to service over 300 vessels and 3 offshore repairs/conversions.

Adding HRDD to the network of shipyards Newport Shipping now can offer access to 16 shipyards, 43 docks and 2,800 repair slots.