MAN Diesel & Turbo renewed its contract with Chinese two-stroke licensee, China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) at a ceremony in Beijing on February 2, 2015. 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.”
Engberg added, “We view our relationship with CSSC as pivotal to our success in giving Chinese customers access to our technology.”
MAN Diesel & Turbo attendees at proceedings in the Chinese capital 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.