DNV GL and CSSC Team up on Developing Future Proof Solutions for Shipping
BY Tiya Chatterji December 10, 2019
Recently, China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) merged with China Shipbuilding Industry Corp (CSIC) to became the world’s largest shipbuilder. It has now entered into a new strategic partnership with classification society DNV GL.
The framework agreement covers pivotal areas such as alternative fuels and environmentally friendly technologies, new vessel designs to meet the IMO’s greenhouse gas targets, digitalization and cyber security. The prudent partnership was signed during Marintec last week and will also address the design and building of large offshore floating structures, deep sea mining and agriculture, and ocean research activities. Under the agreement, DNV GL will support CSSC in their project engineering, construction and installation process by offering classification, certification, verification, consultancy, software and joint development services to the shipbuilding group.
“We have worked together on a number of … projects already this year, and with the merger of CSSC and CSIC I am confident the strategic agreement now signed will create even more joint opportunities in our targeted markets,” Remi Eriksen, Group President & CEO of DNV GL, commented.“CSSC and DNV GL have been long-standing friends. Lei Fanpei, CSSC Chairman stated, The new strategic agreement will further strengthen our cooperation and expand its scope".
In October, China approved a proposed merger between CSSC and China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), its two largest shipbuilding giants. The combined company, to be named China Shipbuilding Group will create the world’s largest shipbuilding group by far with more than $140 billion annual revenues.