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Heavy Industry

A generic term for sectors producing or using heavy machinery or items. For example, heavy industry may refer to an automobile factory or the construction of a building. It may also be a designation in zoning law for places where such facilities may be built. See also: Light industry.

heavy industry

A concept usually important in zoning regulations,where it will be defined for the particular purposes of those laws.In common parlance,heavy industry is usually understood as that requiring extensive capital investment in land and machinery and thus not easily relocated.This is contrasted with light industry, which is usually more labor intensive and relatively easy to move. Other times, the term “heavy industry” is intended to convey an image of severe environmental impact through normal operations.

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Samsung Heavy Industries will hand over the technical specifications and the rights to base documentation of a detailed ship project to Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex and will also provide assistance in developing working design shuttle tankers documentation together with Lazurit central design bureau.
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The independent establishment of HHI coincided with the establishment of a complex interconnected shareholding arrangement known as the Hyundai Heavy Industries Group, of which Hyundai Mipo Dockyard and Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries, though also legally separate entities, are likewise a part.
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