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Daewoo Shipbuilding develops technology to prevent cracks in welded parts of submarines

All News 11:35 December 13, 2021

By Nam Kwang-sik

SEOUL, Dec. 13 (Yonhap) -- Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (DSME) said Monday that it has secured a technology to prevent cracks in the welded parts of submarines.

DSME has developed the technology after two years of research and development since 2019 in cooperation with steelmaker POSCO and KR, a South Korean ship quality assurance and risk management company, the shipbuilder said.

The technology is essential to strengthen the performance of submarines, DSME said.

The development of the technology could help sharpen its competitive edge in the global submarine market, it said.

Daewoo Shipbuilding has carried out projects to build submarines called the Jangbogo under the order by the country's Navy.

This file photo provided by the Navy on June 1, 2020, shows South Korea's first submarine, the Jangbogo, built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (DSME). (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

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