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MAN B&W Diesel and CSIC Intensify Cooperation

Posted on June 20, 2005

The MAN B&W Diesel Group and the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) agreed upon comprehensive cooperation with regard to the development and production of large diesel engines. The frame agreement that was recently signed in Munich also provides for close cooperation in the purchase and production of components, personnel training and license production of MAN B&W turbochargers. Signing of the agreement was the focus of a comprehensive program organized for the visit of the CSIC top management to the MAN B&W locations in Copenhagen, Augsburg and Munich.

The Chinese shipbuilding group already holds licenses for the manufacture of two-stroke and medium-speed, four-stroke engines. The frame agreement that has now been signed comprises a closer technical cooperation covering all engine types. In the future, large medium-speed engines, as well as radial and axial turbochargers will be license-built by CSIC and their associated companies. In addition, CSIC will be supported by MAN B&W in the establishment of their own crankshaft manufacturing site in China.

A further target of the two companies is the achievement of considerable synergy effects via a joint production and purchasing volume. It is planned to jointly procure and produce engine parts in China.

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