To be effective on January 1st, two new companies – completely owned by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), were announced. Before Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Structure Co., Ltd., takes action in the manufacture of large ships and marine structures, Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. will undertake the construction of ships that require intensive outfitting.
The construction of large ships will be carried on by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Structure Co., Ltd., making use of the Koyagi Plant of MHI’s Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works resources. This new company is also planning to expand business in units accommodating new fuels and on the manufacture of marine steel structures.
On the other hand, Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. will consolidate the current capabilities of Shimonoseki, Nagasaki, etc., (MHI’s various shipbuilding bases), and function as a business company only dedicated to shipbuilding. This new company’s focus will be to grow business in ships (vessels used by governmental agencies, ferries, etc.) requiring outfitting.