HISTORY

Since 1940 Since 1960 Since 1980 Since 2000 Since 2010
1943 Onomichi Dockyard Co., Ltd. was founded.
1948 Constructed Building Berth 1, capacity 5,600 DWT.
1955 Constructed Building Berth 2, capacity 2,400 DWT.
1957 Constructed Dock 3, capacity 9,000 DWT.
1965 Completed construction of 100th ship
1966 Constructed Dock 5, capacity 9,000 DWT
Expanded Building Berths 1 and 2 to 17,000 and 6,500 DWT capacity respectively
Constructed Hull Yard and Internal Work Yard
1967 Expanded and upgraded Wharf 1, to move into construction of large ships
1970 Constructed Dock 6, capacity 40,000 DWT
Constructed Hull Yard 2, Finish Machining Works and General Administration Office
1973 Expanded Building Berths 1 and 2 to 26,000 and 85,000 DWT capacity respectively
Constructed Hull Yard 3.
1975 Increased stock capital to 100 million yen
New ship construction capacity exceeded 360,000 DWT.
1976 Constructed 86,300 DWT oil tanker.
1977

Advanced into the field of shore – based construction industry.

1978 Acquisition of authorization for special construction (steel structure)
Completed construction of first full-size container vessel
1979

Licensed to work on construction works of civil engineering and construction industry.

1981 Began using the semi-tandem method
1986 Constructed Innoshima Yard
1987 Created West Wharves from reclaimed land
Reconstructed Building Berth 1 into assembly yard
1988 Expanded Building Berth 2 to 105,000 DWT capacity
1989 Brought in NC plasma cutting machines
Completed construction of first 100,000 DWT oil tanker (Aframax)
Acquired shares in Saiki Heavy Industries, Ltd. and started managing it
1990 Reconstructed Dock 3 into an assembly yard
Expanded Dock 5 to 53,000 DWT capacity
1991 Erected 160-ton tower cranes, fabricated jointly by ONOMICHI, Fukuyama Machineries Co.,Ltd. and Hitachi, Ltd., in Building Berth 2
1992 Completed construction of first double-hulled Aframax tanker
In order to strengthen our ship repair segment,
acquired shares in Colombo Dry Docks and Colombo Dockyards, and started managing both companies
1993 Completed construction of 4,229 TEU container vessel (R-Type)
1994 Changed to ball-type launching system
Completed construction of 14,543 GT RORO cargo-passenger ship
1995 Completed construction of 47,629 DWT oil tanker (MR Mark I)
1997 Brought in NC steel cutting machines
1998 Acquired ISO9001 certification
Installed movable roofs at West Block Outfitting Yard
Brought in 3D CAD
1999 Upgraded shotblasting shops and
brought in state-of-the-art shotblasting machines (for a wide steel plate)
2000 Brought our computer systems online and networked them.
2001 Constructed hull block sand-blast cleaning yard.
Augmented NC steel cutting machines.
Completed construction of first Handymax bulk carrier.
2003 Opened Industrial Machinery Division at Tokyo Branch.
Constructed private power generation plant.
2004 Erected 240-ton tower cranes in Building Berth 2.
Completed construction of 47,000 DWT oil tanker (MR Mark II).
2005 Set up Pipe Center.
Expanded Pipe Unit Yard.
Augmented moving roofs.
Erected seawalls.
2006 Expanded general assembly level blocks, constructed East Outfitting Yard movable roofs, filtering plant and East House.
Completed construction of 70,377 DWT oil tanker (Ice Class).
2007 Received “Ship of the Year” award for energy- and labor-saving RORO ship “Wakanatsu”.
Constructed Matsunaga Yard.
2008 Constructed Mukaishima Yard.
2010 Built Safety Training Center.
Built new painting shop.
Completed construction of 50,000 DWT oil tanker (MR Mark Ⅲ).
2011 Completed construction of 50,000 DWT oil tanker (MR Mark IV).
Improved Wharves 2, 5, 7 and 8.
2012 Renewed gate of No.2 Building Berth.
2013 Completed construction of 79,000 DWT oil tanker (LRI).
2017 Constructed Saiki Yard.
Received “Ship of the Year 2016″ award for energy – and labor – saving large passenger ship “FERRY SHIMANTO”.