Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) and China Shipbuilding Power Engineering Institute (CSPI), a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) are launching an engineering centre in Shanghai to increase technical capacities on WinGD’s maritime two-stroke engine design by 20 per cent.
The new engineering centre will increase R&D capabilities and improve the global knowledge base on market segments, diesel, and dual-fuel engines.
Dominik Schneiter, vice president of research and development, WinGD said: “For nearly three years CSPI and WinGD engineers have been sharing expertise. While initially the cooperation focused on a few areas only, for instance engineering applications, CSPI’s capabilities in developing engine related systems and components has created further, enhanced synergies.”
The new engineering centre will be located at the CSPI premises in Shanghai, PRC. WinGD will also continue to invest with L&T Technology Services, a global engineering services provider.
“The shipping industry is highly volatile and heavily regulated. It is therefore essential for us to partner with global companies like L&T Technology Services who bring cross domain expertise and can understand our complexities to consistently deliver through high quality engineering work,” Mr Schneiter added.