WinGD, Hyundai Heavy Industries Extend Agreement
By Jack Burke04 April 2017
Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd. (WinGD) and Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI) signed an amendment to extend their current Licence Agreement for another 10 years. The agreement covers the sale, manufacturing and servicing of WinGD low-speed marine engines. HHI is a long-standing member of the WinGD family of low-speed engine licensees.
Besides building many engines, HHI has, over the years, also contributed to the development of WinGD low-speed engines and built the first examples of new engine types like the RT-flex82C/ 82T and X92.
“WinGD and HHI have a long common history of introducing new technologies to the international shipbuilding industry. The extension of our license co-operation agreement will enable us to strengthen our presence in the important Korean shipbuilding market and ensures that in the years to come our customers will continue to benefit from the availability of competitive, high-quality fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly main propulsion engines for all merchant vessels built by shipyards in HHI territory; it also shows WinGD’s long-term commitment to be a reliable and innovative partner to the Korean ship- and engine building industry,” said Martin Wernli, CEO, WinGD.