8th October 2015 marked the renewal of a licence agreement and cooperation that first started in the 1980s between CSSC Marine Power Co., Ltd and MAN Diesel & Turbo. The signing ceremony took place in Anqing, Anhui province.
CSSC, headquartered in Beijing is one of China’s largest shipbuilders. It handles a multitude of activities such as managing shipyards, equipment manufacturing, running research institutes and shipbuilding-related companies. Jiangnan Shipyard and Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding are owned by CSSC.
CMP is an engine-manufacturing division of the CSSC. It has so far delivered 5,000 units of MAN four-stroke diesel engines, equivalent to 4,700,000 kW. The CMP has also renewed its licence agreement for two-stroke MAN B&W engines for yet another decade.
The comprehensive cooperation agreement for renewal of licence for another decade, was not only for four-stroke-engines, but also for two-stroke low speed engines, CPP propellers, turbochargers and SCR systems. Mr. Zhang Haisen, Chairman of CSSC Marine Power Co., Ltd considers this as a tribute to the first licence they bonded 35 years ago.
Senior Vice President and Head of Two-Stroke engine Licensing, Klaus Engberg is quoted to have said: “We have enjoyed a long, close cooperation with CSSC/CMP that stretches all the way back to 1980 and over the years CMP has produced a broad range of MAN four-stroke engines, but also small two-stroke engines. Especially over the last decade, our two companies have intensified their technical cooperation, making CMP today one of MAN Diesel & Turbo’s major licensees globally for such engines and the largest producer of MAN four-stroke engines in China.”
Ulrich Vögtle – Vice President and Head of Large Bore Four-Stroke Licensing – said: “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.”
Source: Man Diesel & Turbo