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hina State Shipbuilding Corporation teams up with Italian class society
RINA and China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) have signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement for some of the activities related to passenger ships building, that had been conceived during the recent visit to Italy of President Xi Jinping for the signing of the Belt and Road Initiative agreements.
RINA’s CEO, Ugo Salerno and Lei Fanpei, Chairman of CSSC, signed the deal in Beijing.
As part of the collaboration, RINA will provide support to CSSC for new building projects on energy saving, alternative design, passenger comfort and noise reduction, among others.
The Italian class society will provide technical advice to CSSC in accordance with its experience and expertise, being world leader in the classification of ferries and among the leading class societies in the cruise sector.
“CSSC recognises RINA’s expertise in the classification of passenger vessels and we see substantial benefit in working together. CSSC are set to expand the high-technology vessels sector in China and as such will be designing and building new world class ships” Lei Fanpei sai.
Under CSSC’s wing there are 60 sole proprietorship enterprises and shareholding institutions, including some of the most renowned ship building and ship repairing yards, research and design institutes, marine-related equipment manufacturers and trading firms in China.
“The scope of our agreement is very broad and encompasses many aspects of technical advice together with training. We will use our rich technical know-how in the global passenger ship sector to assist CSSC in achieving its growth ambitions in China and beyond. This represents an important step for RINA and reflects our increasing footprint in Asia” commented RINA’s CEO Ugo Salerno.