Monday, February 14, 2000
NSD and John Crane Lips to offer total
Wärtsilä NSD has a comprehensive portfolio of marine engines. John Crane-Lips has a wide range of marine propulsion systems.
Under the co-operation agreement Wärtsilä NSD will act as the prime contractor to shipyards. Wärtsilä NSD and John Crane-Lips will continue tosell their products separately to customers not wishing to purchase total marine propulsion systems.
The parties have agreed to start negotiations over the potential integration of Wärtsilä NSD's propeller business in Rubbestadsneset, Norway, into John Crane-Lips.
"As ship design becomes increasingly complex and performance more demanding," says a statement announcing the cooperation, "shipbuilders are choosing to act as integrators and outsource complete marine power systems to suppliers on a turnkey basis. The co-operation agreement will place Wärtsilä NSD and John Crane-Lips in a strong position to benefit from this trend."
Wärtsilä NSD's network of 3,000
service professionals in 50 countries will provide global service
for all marine systems supplied under the agreement. This will
offer shipowners a single supplier of total propulsion system
service during the lifetime of their vessels.
Korea continues inroads
into FMS market
Korea's military exports totaled $45 million
in 1996 and $57 million in 1997, but jumped to $147 million in
1998 with the export of a 2,000 ton frigate to Bangladesh.
Kvaerner sells Fjellstrand
shipyards in Norway
... and maritime projects
The charter covers a series of technical and social measures and shows the determination of all the signatories to improve ship safety and better exchange of information between them. It may also provide an indication of some of the changes to tanker safety and pollution prevention regulations that France will push for within the European Union and through IMO.
Bureau Veritas has undertaken to seek adoption by IACS of those aspects of the charter which refer to classification societies.
For a not-too-elegant English translation of the charter, click here.
For the original French language version, click here
Bernard Anne, senior vice president and head of BV's Marine Division says, "This charter will raise levels of ship safety and improve transparency right across the industry. We are very happy to have played an active part in setting it up."