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Rolls-Royce to collaborate with Shanghai Bestway

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Rolls-Royce has signed a collaboration agreement with China’s Shanghai Bestway Marine Engineering Design Company Ltd (Bestway), a leading marine design and research company in China.

The collaboration will focus upon development of innovative and environmentally friendly marine designs. Rolls-Royce and Bestway will work together to customize existing vessel designs to better suit the Chinese and European markets respectively. These vessel types include product and chemical tankers, RoRo, RoPax, feeder containerships, and multi-purpose vessels.

The two companies also plan to develop new designs to meet the growing demand for environmentally friendly, energy efficient ships, including the application of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) power.

John Paterson, Rolls-Royce, President – Marine, said: “This collaboration will bring innovative developments in ship design. Rolls-Royce has significant experience in designing and developing marine solutions that meet and exceed expectations in the face of increasingly stringent global environmental standards. We look forward to applying this experience to support the Chinese marine industry in addressing climate change.”

Liu Nan, Chairman of the Board and General Manager, Bestway, said: “This collaboration further deepens the partnership between two strong players in the marine industry. I look forward to introducing new and innovative ship designs that not only meet the needs of shipowners domestically and overseas, but also support our commitment to tackling climate change.”

November 12, 2010

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