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China's CMD completes first engine

China's CMD completes first engine

Shanghai: New engine manufacturer CMD has completed a double celebration - of one year's existence and delivery of its first engine, an MAN B&W 7K90MC-C6 delivering 31,990kW at 104rpm. MAN Diesel signed a licence agreement with CMD - a three-way joint venture between China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC), Hudong Heavy Machinery (HMM) and Mitsui of Japan -  for it to produce MAN B&W low-speed engines in January 2006.

Ole Grøne, vp sales & promotion for MAN Diesel, travelled to CMD's headquarters in Lingang, 70km south-east of shanghai, for the event. He complimented CMD on its rapid setting up of the new factory and its expansion plans aimed at supporting China's stating aim of becoming the world's largest shipbuilding nation.

"The graduation  of CMD to the league of large-bore builders will provide  China with a highly needed supply of large-bore, twostroke, marine diesel engines for the current booming  market as well as the future," he said. "It will also, we feel sure,  provide you with a basis for growth and prosperity as a very  important player in the worldwide marine business."  [30/10/07]