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NMRI, ClassNK Sign Extensive Cooperation Agreement

Posted on December 8, 2010

Japan’s National Maritime Research Institute (NMRI) and ClassNK, a classification society, signed an extensive cooperation agreement that commits the two organizations to a cooperative research program, including joint R&D on new GHG emission reduction technologies and the development of new training programs for marine engineers.

The two organizations will assist each other in the following fields: Research and development of new technologies for reducing GHG emissions, investigating research on the strength of hull structures, research and development on renewable offshore energy and joint development of marine engineering training programs.

NMRI is a maritime research organization with advanced test tank facilities, including one of the world’s largest towing tanks, an ice model basin, and facilities for testing hull designs in real ocean conditions.

ClassNK is a classification society on a tonnage basis, providing classification services for 7338 vessels, about 20% of the world’s merchant tonnage under class.

For more information: www.nmri.go.jp/index_e.html

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