WinGD aims 20% increase in technical capacity through new Shanghai set up

WinGD Engineering Centre in Shanghai, China WinGD Engineering Centre in Shanghai, China

WinGD (Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd) is setting up an engineering centre in Shanghai, China together with a subsidiary of CSSC (China State Shipbuilding Corporation Limited) to increase its technical capacities by 20%.

WinGD’s partnership with CSPI (China Shipbuilding Power Engineering Institute) is in response to a receptive market to its X-DF engines and the planned technical advancements to come. The engine developer is looking to further expand its resources and continue its focus on maritime two-stroke engine design.

“For nearly three years CSPI and WinGD engineers have been sharing expertise. While initially the cooperation focused on a few areas only, for instance engineering applications, CSPI’s capabilities in developing engine related systems and components has created further, enhanced synergies,” said Dominik Schneiter, vice president of research and development, WinGD.

The collaboration comes at a time when the maritime industry is facing unprecedented change – change that is driving ambitious innovations in technology.

Klaus Heim, ceo of WinGD, commented: “Our new engineering center, in cooperation with CSPI, is a milestone in our efforts to increase our overall R&D capacities and our global knowledge base. It is one of the cornerstones of our strategy, to further expand our product portfolio and strengthen our market position in both market segments, diesel and dual fuel engines.”

The new engineering centre will be located at the CSPI premises in Shanghai.

WinGD stated that it will continue to invest in engagement with global engineering services provider L&T Technology Services as part of an ongoing collaboration.

“The shipping industry is highly volatile and heavily regulated. It is therefore essential for us to partner with global companies like L&T Technology Services who bring cross domain expertise and can understand our complexities to consistently deliver through high quality engineering work.” Schneiter said.

Posted 24 October 2018

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Lee Hong Liang

Asia Correspondent

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