Chinese shipbuilder and DNV side by side
The China State Shipbuilding Corporation CSSC, a major shipbuilding group, has entered into a new strategic partnership with the German-Norwegian maritime classification company DNV GL. The framework agreement was signed by Qian Jianping, vice president of CSSC, and Norbert Kray, regional manager for Greater China at DNV GL – maritime.
The common strategy will focus on solutions for shipping in a variety of fields including alternative fuels and environmentally friendly technologies, new vessel designs to meet the IMO greenhouse gas targets, digitalisation and cyber security. Other areas of research and exchange are the design and building of large offshore floating structures, deep sea mining and agriculture, as well as ocean research activities.
Under the agreement, DNV GL will support CSSC in their project engineering, construction and installation processes by offering classification, certification, verification, consultancy, software and joint development services to the shipbuilding group. (fd)