Wärtsilä, a provider of technological solutions, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry to support the growth of its exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS).
According to a statement, the two companies’ agreement – signed in June 2019 – covers the development of local production resources and will extend the use of Wärtsilä’s EGCS across China.
With both organizations combining their experience and expertise, it is expected that a “one-stop-shopping” service for exhaust gas cleaning systems will be established, offering customers “seamless deliveries and installation for both newbuild and retrofit scrubber projects”.
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Jan Othman, Director, Exhaust Gas Treatment at Wärtsilä Marine, said: “We are honoured that COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry has selected Wärtsilä as a partner in delivering the world’s most innovative exhaust gas cleaning technology to its customers.
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Zhao Zengshan, Vice President of COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry, also commented: “The CHI Group intends to expand its manufacturing portfolio of marine equipment.
“The Wärtsilä technology in marine scrubber systems is world-class, and we look forward to a successful cooperation between our two companies.”
In addition to the EGCS, Wärtsilä also provides assistance from the initial planning stage to post-installation service agreements.