Shipbuilding is intrinsically a cost and technology -intensive industry. Behind each successful ceremonial ship launch is the professional and careful planning as well as intensive shipbuilding capabilities.
The Ship and Ocean Industries R&D Center (SOIC) started out designing merchant ships, with its service scope gradually expanding to include official ships, research vessels and warships to meet all kinds of sailing demands and provide each shipbuilder with personalized and customized service. In addition, the SOIC also keeps pace with the times by exhibiting flexible and diversified design capacity in the sightseeing and recreational fields. In stabilizing the economy and consolidating national defense capability, a domestic shipbuilding program is no longer a dream or a slogan with the assistance of SOIC. It is a dream come true in the days to come.
In the shipbuilding industry, sufficient and friendly communications must be facilitated between the client and the manufacturer to build a vessel that is practical, of excellent performance and able to meet actual marine demands.
The SOIC was established to take on the intermediate role between the client and the manufacturer. From planning, contracting, designing, reviewing to manufacturing, the SOIC provides a complete professional service which is widely recognized and trusted by ship owners and shipyards alike, further building a great business reputation in Southeast Asia.
With its excellent coordination and industrial integration capability, the SOIC has become a great player in various shipbuilding domains in Taiwan.
From the start of Japanese Colonial Rule, outstanding shipbuilding technologies have been developed in Taiwan. In 1976, the United Ship Design & Development Center (USDDC), which employs excellent shipbuilding talents, was formally established. For many years, the USDDC has been gathering top ship design, shipbuilding and management information from around the world. From emulating, learning, to acquiring independent developing capability, the SOIC has exhibited great development potentials in various domains.
Having a stable foundation and an ambition for expanding into new domains are the major factors behind the SOIC’s successful business performance.
Aiming for a future with renewable energy, the SOIC has actively launched different science and technology development plans to facilitate the transformation of the shipbuilding industry in Taiwan. For example, offshore wind power, marine engineering ships and research vessels are some new domains where the SOIC has been actively engaged and for which the Center has energetically striven.
From R&D and talent cultivation to initiating industrial transformations, the SOIC has undertaken several missions and is dedicated to raising domestic advantages and competitiveness in global shipping and marine industries.
Since the design, manufacture, certification, overall quality and capability of the Taiwanese shipbuilding industry have begun to gain global recognition and praise, foreign orders for merchant ships, fishing boats, yachts and naval ships have increased as well. The excellent business performance is attributable to the constant devotion and commitment of the Ship and Ocean Industries R&D Center (SOIC) over the past 40 years.
Aside from constant improvement in research and development, the SOIC also plays an important role as a centralized organizer among various groups, particularly among industrial circles, political circles, academic circles and R&D circles. At the same time as assisting with
the continual development of the domestic shipbuilding industry, the SOIC also constantly seeks business opportunities for trans-disciplinary collaboration. Under this collaborative relationship, the shipbuilding industry in Taiwan has been gradually transformed into an efficient, professional and design-oriented industry, taking up an important role in the global shipbuilding community.
As a result, “Constant Improvement” has become the best description for the SOIC.