FEBRUARY 6, 2015 — At a ceremony in Beijing this week, MAN Diesel & Turbo renewed its contract with Chinese two-stroke licensee, China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC). The agreement runs for the next 10 years and covers the production of low-speed engines at CSSC affiliates: CSSC – MES Diesel Co., Ltd (CMD), Hudong Heavy Machinery Co., Ltd (HHM) and CSSC Marine Power Co., Ltd (CMP).
Klaus Engberg, Senior Vice President and Head of MAN Diesel & Turbo Two- Stroke Licensing said: "We have enjoyed a long, close cooperation with our Chinese partner, CSSC, that stretches all the way back to 1980. Over the years, CSSC has produced all sizes of MAN Diesel & Turbo engines, and was notably quick to embrace our ultra-long-stroke G-engine."
Mr. Engberg added: "We view our relationship with CSSC as pivotal to our success in giving Chinese customers access to our technology. Accordingly, we are very happy and proud today to be able to officially announce the continuation of our excellent business relationship for the next decade."
MAN Diesel & Turbo attendees at the Beijing ceremony included Dr. Uwe Lauber – CEO, Thomas Knudsen, Head of Low Speed, Ole Grøne – Senior Vice President, Low-Speed Sales and Promotions, Klaus Engberg – Senior Vice President and Head of Two-Stroke Licensing, Götz Kassing – Managing Director, Shanghai, as well as other representatives from MAN Diesel & Turbo's Shanghai office.
CSSC was represented by Wu Qiang, Vice President, and the respective Presidents from its engine-building affiliates.
The China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) is one of the two largest shipbuilding conglomerates in China. Headquartered in Beijing, it handles shipbuilding activities in the east and south of China and includes shipyards, equipment manufacturers, research institutes and shipbuilding-related companies.
Some of the best-known shipbuilders in China, such as Jiangnan Shipyard and Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding, are currently owned by CSSC.