Keelung set to build Taiwan’s submarines

The north Taiwan port city industrial park expected to become naval engineering cluster for advanced techniques and talent

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/11/25
By: Sophia Yang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Keelung City (Wikimedia Commons photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The chairman of Taiwan's largest state-owned shipbuilding company CSBC Corp., Cheng Wen-long (鄭文隆), confirmed on Monday (Nov. 25) that an industrial park for the country's indigenous submarines will be located in Keelung, northern Taiwan.

The port city and company have identified an area of 6.4 acres to develop self-built submarines. Furthermore, the city government is looking for suitable land to expand the park in the future, according to media reports.

The industrial park is expected to become a naval engineering cluster that concentrates advanced techniques and talent, with five factories slated to break ground in March 2020. The goal will be to build at least eight indigenous submarines.

In May, a submarine shipyard began construction in the country's southern port city of Kaohsiung.

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