CSSC Marine Power Co., Ltd. (CMP), an engine-manufacturing division of Chinese State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), has renewed its contract with MAN Diesel & Turbo for another 10 years of production of four-stroke medium speed engines.
The new agreement was finalized at a signing ceremony in Anqing, Anhui province on October 8, 2015, and marks the renewal and continuation of a cooperation that first started in the 1980s.
CMP chairman Zhang Haisen said, “The extension of the four-stroke license agreement between CMP and MAN Diesel & Turbo is a tribute to the very first license we bonded 35 years ago. Furthermore, the comprehensive cooperation scope refers not only to four-stroke diesel engines, but also to two-stroke low speed engines, CPP propellers, turbochargers and SCR systems. CSSC values MAN Diesel & Turbo as its premium partner, and sincerely expects to continue this important business partnership to another 35-year milestone.”
Klaus Engberg, senior vice president and head of two-stroke licensing, said, "We have enjoyed a long, close cooperation with CSSC/CMP that stretches all the way back to 1980, and over the years CMP has produced a broad range of MAN four-stroke engines, but also small two-stroke engines.”
Engberg continued, "Especially over the last decade, our two companies have intensified their technical cooperation, making CMP today one of MAN Diesel & Turbo’s major licensees globally for such engines, and the largest producer of MAN four-stroke engines in China.”
Ulrich Vögtle, vice president and head of large bore four-stroke licensing, said, “We view our relationship with CSSC as pivotal to our success in giving Chinese customers access to our technology.”
To date, CMP has delivered 5,000 units of MAN four-stroke diesel engines, equivalent to 4,700,000 kW. CMP also holds a license agreement for two-stroke MAN B&W engines, which it too renewed for a decade at a ceremony in Beijing earlier this year.