At a ceremony in Beijing on 3 February 2015, MAN Diesel & Turbo renewed its contract with Chinese two-stroke licensee, China Shipbuilding Industry Corp. (CSIC). The agreement runs for the next 10 years and 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).
Dr. Uwe Lauber – CEO, MAN Diesel & Turbo, said: “We are very pleased to prolong this deep-rooted partnership in the world’s most important shipbuilding country today. I am confident that our leading, two-stroke technology will continue to make a key contribution to CSIC’s attractive offering to its customers.”
Klaus Engberg, Senior Vice President and Head of MAN Diesel & Turbo TwoStroke 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, which has already successfully landed orders for MAN Diesel & Turbo engines and whose stateof-the-art facility positions them well for future success. We are delighted to have won CSIC’s signature for a further 10 years, and look forward to making further inroads on the northern China market.”
Besides Dr. Lauber, several other, senior MAN Diesel & Turbo staff were also present in the Chinese capital for the signing ceremony, including Thomas Knudsen, Head of Low Speed, Ole Grøne – Senior Vice President, LowSpeed Sales and Promotions, Klaus Engberg – Senior Vice President and Head of Two-Stroke Licensing, Götz Kassing – Managing Director, Shanghai, as well as other representatives from MAN Diesel & Turbo’s Shanghai office. 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. It is headquartered in Beijing from where it oversees the building of ships, engines and other, maritime equipment. CSIC is also the leading player in the research and design of naval and merchant ships with 28 R&D institutes that employ more than 30, 000 engineers.