Shell Marine Products collaborates with Chinese university
From left to right, Zhou Shen-Bo, secretary of party general branch of merchant marine college, Shanghai Maritime University, Shi Chao-Jian, professor and dean of merchant marine college, Shanghai Maritime University, Jin Yong-Xing, professor and vice president, Shanghai Maritime University, Isabella Loh, vice president, Shell Marine Products, Koh Chaik-Ming, general manager, Asia Pacific & Middle East, Shell Marine Products, and Harrison Ha, senior sales manager, Greater China, Shell Marine Products
Shell Marine Products has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Shanghai Maritime University (SMU) in a five-year sponsorship agreement to support the University’s new marine engine room integrated laboratory.
The sponsorship is valued at $200,000 and will see the donation of 80 tonnes of lubricants to the University’s Marine Engineering Department’s new engine room integrated lab over a five-year period. About 50 tonnes is scheduled to be donated in the first year, followed by 30 tonnes over the remaining four years. In addition, Shell Marine Products will work with the Marine Engineering Department to provide technical training for its students through an annual seminar on lubricants.
The new laboratory will be set up in the University’s campus in Lingang New City, and is expected to be completed by December 2010. Designed to look like a real ship engine room, it will boast all new equipment and be primarily used by students studying for a marine engineering degree.
Isabella Loh, vice president, Shell Marine Products, said: “We strongly support the development of marine professionals in China who we believe will increasingly take their place as leaders of the global marine industry in the future. Shanghai Maritime University is the alma mater of many of the top marine professionals in China, and we are honoured to join the University in this collaborative initiative to support its ongoing efforts to produce marine professionals of the highest calibre.”
Jin Yong-Xing, Professor and Vice President, Shanghai Maritime University, said: “Shanghai Maritime University has produced marine specialists of all levels for the country’s shipping industry for many years, and has been recognised as a ‘cradle of international shipping specialists’. We have had a long and fruitful relationship with Shell Marine Products and look forward to working closely with them to make this partnership an ongoing success.”
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