CSSC and Wartsila forge E&A alliance

07 Mar 2017
The new joint venture company agreement was signed by representatives from CSSC and Wärtsilä

The new joint venture company agreement was signed by representatives from CSSC and Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä and China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) have signed a new joint venture company agreement to focus on the Chinese electrical and automation (E&A) market.

The new venture will be known as CSSC Wärtsilä Electrical & Automation Co Ltd (CWE&A) and will aim to place emphasis on high-tech ship applications.

"First of all, I wish to express my sincere appreciation to CSSC for their good collaboration and visionary leadership. The CWE&A joint venture enables both Wärtsilä and CSSC to serve our customers better here in the world's largest shipbuilding market,” said Jaakko Eskola, CEO of Wärtsilä.

He added: “Vessels are becoming more complex, with E&A solutions being increasingly important, and as digitalisation enters the marine industry CWE&A will be well positioned to meet the needs of its customers in this field," says

CWE&A will supply China based customers with Wärtsilä electrical and automation systems and equipment for these ships.

The business scope will include project engineering, project management, commissioning and supply management of automation, navigation and communication systems and dynamic positioning systems. As well as electric propulsion systems, power distribution systems, entertainment systems, architectural lighting, safety and security systems, and full systems integration.

"We have a history of good and open cooperation with Wärtsilä over many years, and we can now look forward to another successful joint venture. Wärtsilä's state-of-the-art technologies and our strong market position in China form the foundation for being able to give our customers the best possible service with advanced E&A solutions," concluded Wu Qiang, president of CSSC.

CWE&A is expected to be fully operational before the middle of 2017.

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