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CSSC and DNV unveil future ship innovation centre in Shanghai

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Classification society DNV and China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) are establishing the Future Ship Joint Innovation Centre in Shanghai.

The centre will be established and operated by SDARI and DNV China. Committing to maritime carbon-peak and carbon neutral transformation, the centre will set up three joint work groups on decarbonisation, digital twin/digital ship, and smart shipping, focusing on developing future-proofed vessel holistic solutions to advance green and smart shipping innovations.

Sheng Jigang, vice president of CSSC said, “The establishment of this centre is an important step for a deepened strategic cooperation between CSSC and DNV. Additionally, the mutual trust and advantages gained will pave the way for an in-depth technical exchange between SDARI and DNV China, accelerating research on green and intelligent shipping technology towards global maritime transformation.”

“It is a key milestone in our bilateral collaboration and will advance the strategic cooperation to a new level,” said DNV Maritime CEO Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen.

“DNV will support the Centre with its full global expertise. Together we will work to ensure it will become a model for the maritime industry’s proactive response to decarbonization and digital transformation.”

Earlier in 2019, CSSC and DNV had entered into strategic cooperation framework agreement focus on developing future-proof solution for shipping industry.