Entering into a strategic partnership, both companies further aim to boost new vessel's designs to meet the IMO greenhouse gas targets, digitalization and cyber security.

Before the final ink of the collaboration, a framework agreement was signed by Mr. Qian Jianping, Vice President of CSSC, and Norbert Kray, Regional Manager for Greater China at DNV GL – Maritime during Marintec China.

The final ceremony of the agreement was witnessed by Remi Eriksen, Group President & CEO of DNV GL, CSSC Chairman Mr. Lei Fanpei, and CSSC Group President Mr. Yang Jincheng.

We have worked together on a number of state-of-the-art projects already this year, and with the merger of CSSC and CSIC I am confident the strategic agreement now signed will create even more joint opportunities in our targeted markets.

...said Remi Eriksen.

Furthermore, both companies will exchange ideas in the design and building of large offshore floating structures, deep sea mining and agriculture, and ocean research activities. Under the collaboration DNV GL will also aid CSSC in their project of engineering, construction and installation process by offering joint development services to the shipbuilding group.

The new strategic agreement will further strengthen our cooperation and expand its scope. When the largest shipbuilding group in the world and the leading classification society are joining forces to promote smart manufacturing, new ship research and development, and clean energy utilization, then this is of benefit for the whole maritime industry.

...said CSSC Chairman Mr. Lei Fanpei.

For the records, DNV GL has a strong working relationship with CSSC and other Chinese customers, as they have partnered several times through the years, supporting them to manage the changes in the shipping market. Concluding, DNV GL has recently approved Hudong-Zhonghua largest gas-fueled vessel design while it has signed a cooperation agreement with Guangzhou Shipyard International Company Limited (GSI) to launch a project to enhance welding non-destructive testing (NDT) efficiency.