Founded in 1999, Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (hereinafter to be named as “SWS”) is a wholly owned subsidiary of China CSSC Holding Ltd., a publicly listed company controlled by China State Shipbuilding Corporation Limited (CSSC). SWS wholly owns Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding and Offshore Co., Ltd. (SWS Offshore), controls Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering Co., Ltd. (SWS Engineering), and shares the CSSC Cruise Technology Development Co., Ltd. (CCTD). Until now, SWS has been one of the most large-scale, modernized, professional and influential shipbuilding enterprises in the industry.

The main business scope of SWS covers the design and manufacture of merchant vessels, offshore products, marine equipment, etc. SWS has outstanding design and construction capability in the fields of marine and offshore products like Large Cruise Ships,  Capsize Bulk Carriers, Very Large Crude Oil Carriers (VLCCs), Aframax Oil Tankers, and Suezmax Oil Tankers, Ultra Large Container Vessels (ULCVs), Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGCs), the Floating Production Storage and Offloading(FPSO)and Semi Submersible/ Jack up Drilling Rigs etc. The Capesize Bulk Carriers built and delivered by SWS account for about 16% of the global Capesize Bulk Carrier fleets . The number of delivered 300K VLCCs adds up to about 8% of the global VLCC fleets. SWS built and delivered the 2nd generation of Very Large Ore Carriers (VLOCs), 18000TEU/ 20000TEU ULCVs, series 83Km?/ 85Km?VLGCs, 158K DWT Suezmax Oil Tankers, 109K DWT Aframax Oil Tankers with ICE Class, etc. 

In the offshore field, SWS has constructed and delivered the Floating Production Storage and Offloading(FPSO), deepwater semi-submersible drilling rig, Jack-up, PSV etc. By the end of 2019, SWS had delivered a total of 466 various merchant vessels and offshore products. Under the deployment of CSSC, SWS has fully devoted itself into the design and construction of the first build-in-China large Cruise Ship.

With the mission of “We embrace ocean to create values for a better life and a bright future” and the vision of “ First in China and leading in the world”, SWS actively promote the core value of “the common development of employees and enterprise”, and vigorously carry forward the enterprise spirit of “Harmonious Development with Innovative Learning and Pragmatic Execution to achieve Perpetual Excellence”, pursue the green shipbuilding, create a safe environment, build the product with high quality, who has explored a way of great-leap-forward development during the process of impelling the mode of modern shipbuilding.


Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding and Offshore Co., Ltd (SWS Offshore) was founded in 2007, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.(SWS). SWS Offshore is located in West Port Area of Shanghai Lingang Heavy Equipment Base with the coastline of 1,131 meters, the planning area of 103.53 hectares, the total construction area of 28.05 hectares, and the added construction area of 16.6786 hectares, of which the estimated total investment is 3.08763 billion yuan.

The investment for the first phase of construction is about 2 billion yuan for constructing the production facilities including Manufacturing Workshops, Floating Structures Workshops, Painting Workshops, Painting Yards, Block Turning-over Yards, and Quays. The supporting facilities include the 35KV Decompression Station and Compressor Station, the administrative facilities including Painting Auxiliary Building, the Procurement Auxiliary Building, and the Platform Structure Auxiliary Building. The second phase construction includes the major production facilities such as one quay for material and working ship, Module Structure Welding Workshop, Spud Leg Assembling Workshop, Living Quarter Assembling Area, Module Area, Pre-outfitting Area, Spud Leg Prefabricated Area, and Offshore Product General Assembling Area. The supporting facilities include such as Collecting and Distributing Center and Warehouses, and Equipment Yards, and the administrative facilities such as Assembling Auxiliary Building and Office Building. The major facilities include the steel pretreatment lines, NC plasma cutting machines, frame bender machines, profile cutting lines, 1200-ton frame cranes, 600-ton gantry cranes, 300-ton gantry cranes, hydraulic machines, winding machines, coating equipment, flatbed trucks, workshop cranes and welding machines etc.

In 2012, in order to improve the supporting facilities for constructing, assembling and transporting offshore products, SWS Offshore started to construct the assembly platform and terminal basin. On the assembly platform, all assembling operations for the offshore products including jack-up drilling rigs, semi-submersible drilling rigs and modules before launching can be operated.

Taking the offshore products as the main business target, the company is able to construct the PSVs, OSVs, offshore modules, living quarters, as well as the special steel structures. So far, the company has undertaken several offshore projects including the jackcases of JU2000E jack-up drilling rig, spud legs, PSVs, etc.

The company has received Quality Management System Certification ISO 9001, Environmental Management System Certification ISO14001, and Occupational Health and Safety Management System Certification OHSAS 18001. By promoting the corporate culture of "Trust, Communication, Honesty and Efficiency", and adhering to the corporate philosophy of "Move forward with higher standard", SWS Offshore strives to become the world-class manufacturing enterprise of offshore products, which is No.1 in China.


Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering Co., Ltd (SWS Engineering) was founded in 2002. Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd (SWS) holds its 71.92% shares.

The designed products include 175,000 DWT Capesize Bulk Carrier, 177,000 DWT Capesize Bulk Carrier, 176,000 DWT Capesize Bulk Carrier, 206,000 DWT Capesize Bulk Carrier, 230,000 DWT Ultra-large Bulk Carrier, 4300 TEU Container Ship, 105,000 DWT Aframax Crude Oil Tanker, 108,000 DWT Aframax Product/Crude Oil Tanker, 319,000 DWT VLCC, 297,000 DWT VLCC, 300,000 DWT FPSO, Jack-up Drilling Rig, and 3000-meter Semi-submersible Drilling Rig, etc. Simultaneously, SWS Engineering also undertakes a lot of research work of Technology and Industry for National Defense and CSSC.

SWS Engineering owns 760 personnel including 450 engineers for production design, 185 engineers for offshore design, 80 R&D personnel and 45 management staff. The design software includes NAPA, TRIBON M3, NAPA Steel, MSC Patran and Nastran, SEM and DASIS.

Insisting on the enterprise policy of "People Oriented, Quality First, Stress Credibility, and Continuous Improvement", the company vigorously introduced senior professional and technical personnel and invited the well-known experts of shipbuilding industry as long-term technical consultants, in order to enhance the capabilities on R&D of ship types, and perfect the detailed design capability, which can provide the excellent services for shipbuilding. Targeting the international market and taking innovation and integrity as the development purpose, SWS Engineering leads the staff to complete every project with pragmatic and efficient spirit.