Jiangsu Rongsheng Heavy Industries in China claims to have secured the highest numbers of orders for new builds globally this year.

The largest private shipbuilding enterprise in China has so far delivered six 156,000dwt suezmax tankers and will hand over up to 20 new builds this year, according to Asiasis.

The shipbuilder’s order backlog stretches until 2012, ranking second in China and sixth in the world.

Rongsheng has recently signed a contract with Oman Shipping to build four 400,000dwt very large ore carriers, following an order from Companhia Vale do Rio Doce in 2008 to build 12 400,000dwt large ore carriers.