MAN renews contract with Chinese shipbuilder

11 Feb 2015
MAN Diesel & Turbo said that the contract renewal should help it to make further inroads into the northern China market

MAN Diesel & Turbo said that the contract renewal should help it to make further inroads into the northern China market

MAN Diesel & Turbo has renewed its contract with Chinese two-stroke licensee, China Shipbuilding Industry Corp (CSIC) for a further ten years.

The agreement covers the production of low-speed engines at CSIC affiliates - Dalian Marine Diesel Co Ltd (DMD), Yichang Marine Diesel Engine Co Ltd (YMD), Qingdao Haixi Marine Diesel Co Ltd (QMD).

Klaus Engberg, senior vice president and head of MAN Diesel & Turbo two-stroke licensing, said: “CSIC is a very important partner for us in China. We have had a license agreement with them since 1980, a collaboration that was furthered just last year with the addition of QMD.”

“It has already successfully landed orders for MAN Diesel & Turbo engines and whose state-of-the-art facility positions them well for future success.," he added.

He pointed out that the contract should help MAN make further inroads into the northern China market.

Several senior MAN Diesel & Turbo staff were present in the Chinese capital for the recent signing ceremony, including Dr Uwe Lauber – CEO, MAN Diesel & Turbo and Götz Kassing – managing director, Shanghai.

The CSIC delegation was headed by Dong Qiang, vice president and the respective presidents from its engine-building affiliates.

Formed by the Government of the People's Republic of China on 1 July 1999, CSIC is a major state-owned enterprise group and one of China's largest shipbuilding and ship-repair groups.

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