Wärtsilä Extends Licence Agreements

Press Release
Friday, December 21, 2012

Wärtsilä, a solutions and services provider, has signed new licence agreements with seven of its long-term Chinese partners.

 

CSSC (China State Shipbuilding Corporation) has been a Wärtsilä licensee since 1978, and four of its engine companies have signed new agreements giving them licence to manufacture, sell, and service Wärtsilä low-speed engines for a further ten years. The four companies are HHM (Hudong Heavy Machinery Co Ltd), CMD (CSSC-MES Diesel Co Ltd), CME (Zhenjiang CME Co Ltd) and GMD (CSSC Guangzhou Marine Diesel Engine Co Ltd).

Similarly, three companies belonging to CSIC (China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation), a licensee since 2004 when it demerged from CSSC, have also had their Wärtsilä licences renewed. The relevant companies are DMD (Dalian Marine Diesel Co Ltd), QMD (Qingdao Qiyao Wärtsilä MHI Linshan Marine Diesel Co Ltd), and YMD (Yichang Marine Diesel Engine Co Ltd). The agreements were signed during a ceremony held on 3 December 2012 in Shanghai and cover the period from 2013 to 2022.

 
Under the terms of the newly signed agreement, the seven companies are licensed to manufacture and sell the full range of Wärtsilä RTA, RT-flex, and Generation X low-speed marine diesel engines within their specified territories. Speaking at the signing ceremony, Mr Qin Wenquan, Chairman of the Board of Hudong Heavy Machinery Co Ltd and chairman of the board of CSSC-MES Diesel Co Ltd, said: "The application of new technologies has made the Wärtsilä two-stroke engine extremely competitive in terms of fuel consumption, exhaust emissions, and performance. More and more shipyards and ship-owners are indicating their preference for Wärtsilä engines." He further emphasized that: "As regards mutual co-operation, Wärtsilä continuously strengthens its communication with licensees, and provides strong support in both technology and marketing aspects. This has been especially relevant during the recent depressed market situation, where Wärtsilä has stood tightly with the licensees to overcome the difficulties together."

 
Mr Wu Shu, President of Dalian Marine Diesel Co Ltd, representing CSIC, thanked Wärtsilä in his speech for the past co-operation and looks forward to further strengthening it in the future. He mentioned especially the support that Wärtsilä has given in the successful manufacture of the RT-series of engines, and the newly developed Wärtsilä X72 engine for which Dalian Marine Diesel has already won orders. "Through our joint efforts, even more advanced engines can be developed", he said.

Martin Wernli, Managing Director of Wärtsilä Switzerland and Vice President, Wärtsilä Ship Power 2-stroke, underlined this theme in his speech at the signing ceremony. "Consistency in the terms and conditions under which we are working together, and consistency in the personal relationships between the staff members of our companies forms the basis of successful engine development, production and sales. Consistency is also what we need in the current challenging and rapidly changing market environment. In this way we can not only maintain but also further improve customer satisfaction by designing, manufacturing, selling and servicing world-class products with state-of-the-art technology."

The first orders for Wärtsilä's new Generation X (long-stroke) engines have already been received in China, the world's leader in merchant vessel shipbuilding.

 

Maritime Reporter October 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Sapurakencana Wins 3 Petronas Oil blocks

SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad today announced that it has entered into Sale and Purchase Agreements to acquire the entire interest of PETRONAS in 3 blocks offshore

Kemp Succeeds Semple at Wood Group

Wood Group announced following changes to its senior management team. Alan Semple, chief financial officer (CFO) has advised the board that he intends to

ST Engineering Rejigs Top Deck

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) today announced the appointment of senior management personnel to new key management positions in the

Contracts

Sapurakencana Wins 3 Petronas Oil blocks

SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad today announced that it has entered into Sale and Purchase Agreements to acquire the entire interest of PETRONAS in 3 blocks offshore

Time-out for Kwanza Drilling

Statoil has decided to cancel the Stena Carron rig contract after fulfilling the work commitments in the Statoil-operated blocks 38 and 39 in the Kwanza basin offshore Angola.

President Pryor Retires from ExxonMobil Chemicals

Stephen D. Pryor, president, ExxonMobil Chemical Company and vice president of Exxon Mobil Corporation, has elected to retire on January 1, 2015, after more than 44 years of service.

Marine Propulsion

Sea Star Line: Equipment Replacement Plan on Track

Company Receives New Refrigerated Containers and Places Order for New Genset Equipment   Sea Star Line, LLC began receiving the first of its new 100 40’ and 45’

MacGregor's Hatlapa Brand is 95 Today

November 2014 marks the 95th anniversary of MacGregor's Hatlapa brand. Since its foundation in 1919 by German engineer Max Hatlapa, the formerly independent Uetersen-based

Pair of ASD Tugboats Delivered to Keppel-Smit

The ASD tugs KST Passion and KST Pride were were delivered to their owner, Keppel-Smit Towage Pte. Ltd of Singapore in October 2014. The two vessels are the first

Shipbuilding

MHI Receives "Best IR Award"

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received one of this year's "Best IR Awards" presented annually by the Japan Investor Relations Association (JIRA).

Steven Palazzo Visits HII, Newport

Huntington Ingalls Industries today hosted Rep. Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., for a tour of the company's Newport News Shipbuilding division. Palazzo represents the fourth district of Mississippi,

Everett College to Launch New Research Boat

Everett Community College’s Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) will launch its new research vesel on November 22 with a celebration at 11 a.m. at the Port of Everett.

Ship Repair & Conversion

Seaspan Shipyard's Prompt Response to Canadian Coast Guard

Seaspan Shipyard’s long-standing relationship with the Canadian Coast Guard was proudly showcased in recent days, with simultaneous repair and maintenance work

Energy Storage System Ordered for LNG Battery Hybrid Ferry

Norwegian hybrid to be the first LNG battery ferry to operate on commercial routes Corvus Energy, Siemens AS and Fjord1 have announced the award of the contract for the Fannefjord LNG hybrid ferry.

N-KOM Recognized for Shipyard Safety, Security

Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM) received the Safety & Security Award at the inaugural edition of The Maritime Standard (TMS) Middle East & Indian Subcontinent Awards,

News

USCG Assist Duck Hunters Near Harrington Beach Park

The Coast Guard and the Port Washington and Cedar Grove Fire Departments came to the assistance of two duck hunters on Lake Michigan Friday. The names of those involved are not being released.

Sapurakencana Wins 3 Petronas Oil blocks

SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad today announced that it has entered into Sale and Purchase Agreements to acquire the entire interest of PETRONAS in 3 blocks offshore

Kemp Succeeds Semple at Wood Group

Wood Group announced following changes to its senior management team. Alan Semple, chief financial officer (CFO) has advised the board that he intends to

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2813 sec (4 req/sec)