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Deep Sea Technology

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I. Current Status

Hainan has approximately 2 million square kilometers of sea area, and is in the important position of holding jurisdiction over two thirds of China's sea area. While still in the initial stages of development, deep-sea technology is one of the future pillar industries being nurtured by Hainan, with a deep sea tech zone already set up in Sanya.

II. Development Advantages


Of all the regions in China, Hainan is closest to the deep sea. Most parts of the South China Sea are more than 400 meters deep. It has an average depth of 1,212 meters.


The seabed of the South China Sea contains large amounts of metal minerals, oil and gas, and "combustible ice" resources.


With regard to national strategies such as boosting maritime powers, Hainan is set to become the most important support base for the development of resources in the South China Sea.


The research ability and talent reserves of research institutes such as the Deep Sea Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences makes it possible to develop the deep-sea technology industry in Hainan.

III. Development Direction

Investment opportunities:

Deep sea equipment

Deep sea materials

Deep sea communications

Marine biomedicine

Marine ships

Marine public services

IV. New Opportunities for FTP Investment

Talent introduction policies:

Hainan provides support for deep-sea technology talents in terms of salary, children's education, housing subsidies, achievement awards and entrepreneurial support, which helps attract talents from related companies to live and work in Hainan.

Platform construction service support:

Hainan will further promote the construction of science and technology platforms like the Deep Sea Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in terms of land and policies. Similar platforms will become the outputs for deep sea mineral, oil and gas exploration technology R&D, and provide related companies with technical cooperation.

Projects leading industry support:

Hainan continues to support the industrialization of deep sea scientific and technological achievements, the R&D of key generic technologies and the provision of core engineering equipment in order to provide related enterprises with marine technology service capabilities and promote its deep sea industry.

V. Recommended Industrial Park

(1) Haikou National Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone

(2) Deep Sea Science and Technology City - Sanya Yazhou Bay Science and Technology City

The Deep Sea Science and Technology City is an industrial ecosystem. Its leading industry is deep-sea science and technology research functions and application; its collaborative industries are the general technology industry and marine supporting industry; and its supporting sector is the modern service industry. In terms of deep sea science and technology research, development and application, the city aims to develop deep-sea equipment and technology, deep-sea communications, deep-sea materials, deep-sea exploration, deep-sea energy and power, marine ranches, and deep-sea water utilization. The general technology industry focuses on intelligent manufacturing, new generation information technology and new materials. The marine supporting industry develops ships, marine equipment and marine public services. In the modern service industry, intellectual property rights, finance, exhibitions and training are developed, and there is a commitment to building an international deep-sea science and technology innovation center.

VI. Successful Enterprises

(1) China Shipbuilding Industrial Co Ltd

(2) Institute of Deep-sea Science and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences

(3) SINOPEC Group

(4) Hainan Petroleum Pacific Co Ltd

Boao Lecheng Specialist Clinic Project
Qionghai, Hainan Province
500 million yuan
Mei'an Biomedical Industrial Park Project
Haikou, Hainan Province
20 billion yuan


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