MHI and Imabari Shipbuilding Agree on Collaboration
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. have signed a technological collaboration agreement on container carriers.
The initiative aims to combine MHI's technological capabilities, as in the development of energy-saving vessels, and Imabari's strong cost competitiveness, in order to establish an advantageous framework for competing in the international shipbuilding market. By effectively utilizing the shipyards of both companies, together MHI and Imabari will become capable of flexibly accommodating bulk orders - e.g. construction of multiple ships of the same design - thus strengthening and expanding their respective business for high-value-added container carriers.