BOI IPP Guidelines – Preferred Activities: Shipbuilding

This covers the construction and repair of vessels, shipbreaking and ship recycling.

The following are the qualifications for registration:
• For shipbuilding, vessels to be built must be at least 500 GT
• For shipbreaking/ship recycling, facilities must have a dry-docking or dismantling slipway with a minimum capacity of 1,500 DWT

Registered enterprises must comply with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Department Circular No. 1 series of 2009 on the Guidelines on Occupational Safety and Health in Shipbuilding, Ship Repair and Shipbreaking Industry and secure a copy of Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) issued Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC).

Registered enterprises involved in shipbreaking/ship recycling must comply with the requirements of the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships including the preparation of a ship recycling facility plan and the technical guidelines for the environmentally sound management of the full and partial dismantling of ships.

Any of the following may qualify for pioneer status:
• Shipbuilding or ship repair facilities with a minimum lifting capacity of 20,000 DWT
• Shipbuilding or ship repair facilities with a minimum berthing capacity of 7,500 DWT

Prior to start of commercial operation, the registered enterprise must submit a copy of its License/Authorization or its equivalent from the MARINA or other concerned agency.

Reference: (accessed June 18, 2014).