The first of the three C-28A corvettes being built for Algeria was launched by the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Company in Shanghai on 15 August.

The C28A contract was signed in early 2012 with China Shipbuilding Trading Co (CSTC). Contrary to an earlier report, Hudong-Zhonghua won the bid to build these ships against Guangzhou-based shipyards in January 2013.

At the launch ceremony, Wu Yongjie, deputy general manager of the China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) – owner of Hudong-Zhonghua – said that this was the first time that a warship project had been built in China to Lloyd’s Register naval classification rules under the supervision of Lloyd’s. […]