Research project for ABS with Chinese university

21 Aug 2012

Global classification society ABS, has signed a letter of intent to organise research projects with the South China University of Technology (SCUT) through the ABS China Offshore Technology Centre (COTC) in Shanghai.

The collaboration will allow SCUT students to take part in shipbuilding, offshore and marine engineering related activities. The projects will also establish a jointly funded research programme for the industry.

Bret Montaruli, vice president, corporate offshore technology, ABS, said: “Signing this agreement will highlight the research capabilities at the COTC, strengthen our ties with the SCUT and allow us to invest in students who will be the future leaders of the marine engineering industry.”

Mr Montaruli added: “By executing this agreement through the ABS COTC, we are enabling both organisations to cooperate in scientific, applied research, educational and outreach activities related to shipbuilding, offshore and marine engineering.”

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