CSSC, DNV GL Deal for Futuristic Shipping
The largest shipbuilding group in the world, China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), has entered into a new strategic partnership with DNV GL, the international accredited registrar and classification society headquartered in Høvik, Norway.A framework agreement between both parties was signed by Qian Jianping, Vice President of CSSC, and Norbert Kray, Regional Manager for Greater China at DNV GL – Maritime. The ceremony was witnessed by Remi Eriksen, Group President & CEO of DNV GL…
MET Turbochargers for World's Largest Dual Fuel Engines
Nine 23,000 TEU container vessels to be built in China will be equipped with the world's largest two-stroke dual-fuel X-DF engine 12X92DF developed by Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd. (WinGD) of Switzerland and built by CSSC-MES Diesel Co., Ltd. (CMD) of China. Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Equipment Co., Ltd. (MHI-MME) said it is delivering the MET Turbochargers.A ceremony to unveil the project's first completed unit will be held on December 2 at a CMD, where the engine was built.Many MET Turbochargers have been mounted on WinGD's X-DF engines previously…
LNG Carriers to 'Sail on Air'
Silverstream Technologies, an air lubrication manufacturer for the shipping industry, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hudong-Zhonghua, part of the CSSC Group, which will see the Silverstream System integrated into Hudong-Zhonghua’s new building designs for its future LNG carriers in order to increase operational and fuel efficiencies.The system is said to help reduce fuel costs and emissions by between 6% and 8%.Hudong-Zhonghua is a subsidiary of the China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), China’s largest shipbuilding group, and the second largest in the world.
CSSC CMC Wins MED Certificates from DNV GL
The international accredited registrar and classification society DNV GL announced the award of three Marine Equipment Directive (MED) certificates to the China State Shipbuilding Corporation Marine Technology Co., Ltd. (CSSC CMC).The MED module B certificates for Echo Sounder, Doppler Speed Log, and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) were presented during the Nor-Shipping trade fair in Oslo, it said.“These three latest MED certificates represent the continuation of a long and productive cooperation between DNV GL and CSSC…
Interview: Rolf Stiefel, Winterthur G&D
The May 2019 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News features a 10-page feature section on "Thought Leadership" in the marine power sector. Here we extract and present the interview with Rolf Stiefel, Vice President Sales, Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd., in its entirety.Please put in perspective and discuss – using your career as the time span – the current environment and pressure to reduce emissions in the maritime industry.When I started in the marine industry (coming from the power generation markets) back in the early 2000’s…
CSSC Nanjing Luzhou, MacGregor Start Joint Venture
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, and China State Shipbuilding Corporation's (CSSC) Nanjing Luzhou Machine Co., Ltd. (LMC) celebrated the opening of a new joint venture in Nanjing, China on April 10. With common efforts from both parties, the joint venture will be gradually developed to be the center of excellence for air compressors. The cooperation will be expanded step by step to cover other suitable products in the future.The joint venture's business model and organizational structure were developed during 2017…
CSSC to Restructure
The primary contractor for China's naval force China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC) is preparing a major asset reorganization involving its two subsidiaries, reported China Daily. The companies have halted stock trading on the Shanghai Stock Exchange The announcement said that whether the reforms take place would be decided in the next 10 trading days. CSSC Holdings Ltd and CSSC Offshore and Marine Engineering Co Ltd both acted upon the notices from their parent company about the potential asset reform by suspending their stock trading. The CSSC group is the parent of three listed companies.
CMA CGM Confirms CSSC Yards for Mega-Ships
CMA CGM, the world's third- largest container line, and CSSC Group have officially signed the contract for the construction of nine 22,000 TEU ships, the largest container vessels ordered to date. Representatives from CMA CGM, Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group), Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding and CSTC signed the contracts in Marseille on September 19. The order from the French-based container shipping firm underlines a recovery in the industry this year following a prolonged downturn.
Carnival Orders Two Cruise Ships for China
Fincantieri, China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) and Carnival Corporation & plc signed a binding Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) for the construction of two cruise ships, with an option for additional four, the first units of the kind ever built in China for the Chinese market. The parties signed the MoA on behalf of the joint venture between Fincantieri and CSSC Cruise Technology Development Co., Ltd (CCTD), of the joint venture between Carnival Corporation and CSSC, and of the shipyard Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd (SWS).
MacGregor in JV with China State Shipbuilding
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, and China State Shipbuilding Corporation's (CSSC) Nanjing Luzhou Machine Co Ltd (LMC) signed a joint venture contract to form CSSC Luzhou MacGregor Machine Co Ltd. Subject to all relevant authority approvals, expected within this year, LMC will own 51 percent and MacGregor 49 percent of the new joint venture company. As a first step, the joint venture will cover the transfer of Hatlapa marine air compressor technology over a two-year period. CSSC…
Fincantieri, CSSC Ink Chinese Cruise Ship Deal
During the 11th annual “China Cruise Shipping and International Cruise Expo”, which started today in Tianjin, Fincantieri and China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), signed a non-binding agreement with Carnival Corporation and CIC Capital Corporation (CIC Capital) for the construction of the first new cruise ships to be built in China for the Chinese market. The understanding is subject to several conditions, including the closing of the joint venture and the financing. As envisaged by the agreement…
Wärtsilä, SDARI Join Forces
Wärtsilä's Ship Design unit has entered into a cooperation agreement with Chinese ship design house Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI). SDARI is a part of the China State Shipbuilding Corporation group (CSSC). The agreement was signed in December 2015 and will cover the designs for various types of vessels for the offshore oil and gas industry. There is also the possibility to extend this cooperation to other vessel types as well. The agreement provides…
Wärtsilä JV Breaks Ground in China
CSSC Wärtsilä Engine (Shanghai) Co. Ltd (CWEC) celebrated the beginning of construction on its new 20,000 sq.m. factory with a groundbreaking ceremony on October 28 in Lingang, Shanghai. Following the groundbreaking ceremony, strategic cooperation agreements were signed between CWEC and the Hudong Zhonghua and Shanghai Waigaoqia (SWS) shipyards. According to Wärtsilä , these agreements will be instrumental in promoting the development of efficient ship designs and solutions that will meet the evolving needs of the yards' ship owner customers.
Wärtsilä's JV with CSSC to Expands Engines Range
Wärtsilä and China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture for manufacturing medium and large bore medium speed diesel and dual-fuel engines. The CSSC Wärtsilä Engine (Shanghai) Co. Ltd factory will be located at Lingang, Shanghai and is expected to have its first engine ready for delivery by the end of 2015. The company will in particular target the growing offshore and LNG markets, as well as the market for very large container vessels. The Wärtsilä share of the joint venture is 49 per cent and the size of Wärtsilä's equity investment is approximately EUR 12 million. The new joint venture company, CSSC Wärtsilä Engine (Shanghai) Co.
China Endorses Complete Propulsion Concept
MAN Diesel & Turbo propulsion solution chosen for special transportation vessels Jiangnan Shipyard, part of the China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) Group, recently signed a shipbuilding contract with China Satellite Maritime Tracking and Controlling Department (CSMTCD) for two special transportation vessels. Each newbuilding will feature a complete twin-screw MAN Diesel & Turbo propulsion package in the form of two 6L32/40 four-stroke engines, gear boxes, propellers and a propulsion control system. The MAN 6L32/40 engines will be manufactured by Chinese licensee Zhenjiang CME Co. Ltd (ZJ CME), with each unit developing 3,000 kW at 750 rpm.
Deltamarin Snags Bulk Carrier Design Deal
Deltamarin has signed an agreement with Tianjin Xingang Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Co., Ltd., part of CSIC Group for the design of four very low fuel consumption Handysize Bulk Carriers to be built for M.T. Maritime Management Group / Strategic Shipping Inc. Deltamarin will take care of the Basic and Detail designs of the vessels as well as of Technical Procurement handling. Deltamarin will also have a site team to take the design to production. This is the second order for the B.Delta37 standard bulk carriers, which have evoked the interest of the market with their improved deadweight, cubic capacity and especially the extremely low fuel consumption compared to other available designs. The overall vessel length will be below 180 x 30m, with a service speed at design draft of 14 knots.
Wartsila Partners with CSSC GMD
Wärtsilä Corporation and CSSC Guangzhou Marine Diesel Co.Ltd (GMD), a member of the state-owned China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) Group, have jointly signed a licence agreement for the manufacture and sale of Wärtsilä 2-stroke engines in China. It covers the entire engine portfolio with a power range of between 4,300 and more than 80,000 kW per engine. The signing ceremony took place today in Guangzhou, China and was attended by representatives of both companies, headed by Mrs. Lu Xiaoyan, Vice President of CSSC and Dr. Martin Wernli, President of Wärtsilä Switzerland Ltd. With the shipbuilding industry increasingly concentrated in Asia, the local manufacture of Wärtsilä's marine engines is a key element in the company's growth strategy.
New Two-Stroke Licensee for MAN Diesel & Turbo
On June 15, MAN Diesel & Turbo added another two-stroke licensee to its roster at a signing ceremony in China with CSSC Guangzhou Marine Engine Co. Ltd. (GMD). An off-shoot of the state-owned CSSC Group, GMD is based close to the major Chinese city of Guangzhou and the special administrative region of Hong Kong, and has undertaken to produce 3 million hp of engines in an initial building period. Construction will take place at a purpose-built facility that will begin production at the beginning of 2012.
MHI to License Marine Boiler Manufacturing and Marketing
Tokyo, March 28, 2011 - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Jiujiang Haitian Equipment Manufacture Co., Ltd. (JHT), a state-owned major marine equipment manufacturer in China, have signed an agreement under which MHI will license marine boiler* technologies to JHT. JHT has been looking forward to acquiring marine boiler manufacturing technology from MHI for some time, while MHI has hoped to achieve greater penetration by its marine boilers into China's robustly expanding shipbuilding market. In this way, the new agreement meshes the aspirations of both companies.
Jiangnan of China Signs Deal For Engines
President Kyusang Cho of Doosan Engine signed a deal with Jiangnan Shipyard (Group) Co., Ltd. (Jiangnan), which is under the control of China’s CSSC Group, in an effort to supply for 12K98MC-C engines for mounting on 8,530 TEU container ships. The signing ceremony was attended by Kyusang Cho, Doosan Engine’s president, as well as Hua Guan Yun, CSSC Group’s executive Vice President, Mr. Shi Ji Gang, this shipyard’s executive Vice President and Mr. Di, CSTC Group’s General Manager among other personnel.