Advanced, Trusted and Cost effective
Delivered by Kangnam

Since 1969

Introduction | About Us

About Us

With a history of 45 years

Specialized Player in Defense Shipbuilding

Kangnam has been designated as a defense industry shipyard by the Korean Ministry of National Defense since 1975. Kangnam works closely with Korean Navy and other defense research organization to design, develop, construct and continuously upgrade Mine Counter measure vessels.(MCMV).

Kangnam is a leading player with advanced technology in FRP (Fiber Reinforced Plastic) shipbuilding as well as various platforms and subsystems of mine counter measure vessels: Mine sweepers and mine hunters. Kangnam also constructs high-speed patrol boats with over 1,000 ships operating with the Korean Navy and Maritime Police.

The largest and the most powerful minesweeper (MCMV) in the world, being built by Kangnam, is currently under commission of the Korean Navy. Kangnam is currently working on the next generation minesweeper.

Kangnam has made various kinds of fast attack and patrol boats for the Korean Coast Guard and Maritime Police. Kangnam makes fast attack aluminum vessels as well as steels vessels in the patrol, tug, barge categories.

We continue to research and develop new technologies in advanced defense weapons laying the groundwork for future growth of the defense industry and enhancing capabilities of global naval forces.

Ship structures and Repair

Kangnam has a ship repair division capable of repairing 150 ships per year with modern infrastructure consisting of 7 slipways and related equipment.

Steel Structure division was established in 1995 for construction of a variety of ship structures like steel construction equipment (hatch cover, various steel blocks, car decks, etc.) with a capacity to produce 50,000 tons per year.

Kangnam is part of a diversified group

Kangnam is part of the Kangnam Group, with nine affiliated companies being established players in composite materials (carbon and glass), resins, automotive, marine and construction business. The shipyard is able to develop and deliver cutting edge technology with high cost- competitiveness drawing from the consolidated expertise and capabilities within the group.

Solid Financial Standing

Kangnam has a stable and solid financial standing, with no financial debts and proven growth year on year. The group philosophy stresses on financial prudence and stability as an important factor for credibility with our esteemed clients.

Integrated with Efficient Supply Chain

Kangnam is well integrated with the thriving globally competitive local supply chain as well as the leading international component and sub-system suppliers. We help our clients with assurance of high quality maintenance, supplies as well as transfer capability to manage and build locally.

Company Overview
  • Kangnam Corporation
  • Established on 1st July, 1969
  • CEO & President Dong Joe, Lim
  • #71, Gupyeong-Ro, 16Beon-Gil, Saha-Gu, Busan, South Korea. 49454
  • Yard facility Over 130,000 square metres
  • Sliding dock : 7 lines
  • Designated as Defence Industry by Korean Ministry of National Defense
  • Obtained ISO 9001
  • Certified MND Quality Assurance System by Defence Quality Assurance of Korea
Shipbuilding Capability
  • Defence/Maritime Police : Over 20 Ships
  • Commercial Vessel : Over 8 Ships
  • Steel structure : approx. 50,000 tons/year
  • Repair : 150 Ships
Main Products
  • Mine Sweep & Hunting Craft(KMSH), Mine Hunting Craft(KMHC) ( Mine Counter Measure Vessels/ MCMV)
  • High speed patrol boat(FRP/Aluminum/Steel)
  • Auxiliary boats
  • Commercial Vessels (Chemical & oil Products Tanker/Bulk Carrier/Container)
  • Steel Block, Hatch Cover, Car Deck
  • Ship Repair and Inspections