CSSC And DNV GL Ink Cooperation Agreement On Developing Future-Proof Solutions
CSSC and DNV GL have signed a framework agreement last week at the Marintec China trade fair. Mr. Qian Jianping, Vice President of CSSC, and Norbert Kray, Regional Manager for Greater China at DNV GL – Maritime signed the agreement.
Remi Eriksen, Group President & CEO of DNV GL, CSSC Chairman Mr. Lei Fanpei, and CSSC Group President Mr. Yang Jincheng also attended the ceremony.
This partnership will aim at the development of future proof solutions and the ability of shipping in a range of fields like alternative fuels and eco-friendly technology, design of new vessel that helps meet the GHG target of IMO, digitalization and cybersecurity.
Designing and building of large offshore floating structures, deep-sea mining and agriculture, and ocean research activities are the other areas of research and exchange. CSSC will be helped by DNV GL for the engineering, construction and installation process by providing classification, certification, verification, consultancy, software, and joint development services to the shipbuilding group.
“This agreement further strengthens the excellent relationship between CSSC and DNV GL,” said Remi Eriksen, Group President & CEO of DNV GL. “We have worked together on a number of state-of-the-art projects already this year, and with the merger of CSSC and CSIC I am confident the strategic agreement now signed will create even more joint opportunities in our targeted markets.”
“CSSC and DNV GL have been long-standing friends. The new strategic agreement will further strengthen our cooperation and expand its scope. When the largest shipbuilding group in the world and the leading classification society are joining forces to promote smart manufacturing, new ship research and development, and clean energy utilization, then this is of benefit for the whole maritime industry,” said CSSC Chairman Mr. Lei Fanpei.
A number of joint projects were announced by DNV GL and CSSC group shipyards in the trade fair.