WinGD is establishing an Engineering Center in Shanghai together with China Shipbuilding Power Engineering Institute Co. Ltd. (CSPI) to increase its technical capacities by 20%.
The company said the move is in response to the successful market acceptance of its X-DF engines and the planned technical advancements to come. WinGD said it is looking to further expand its resources, continuing its focus on maritime two-stroke engine design.
Both WinGD and CSPI are subsidiaries of China State Shipbuilding Corp. Ltd. (CSSC)
“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.
“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,” said Klaus Heim, CEO, WinGD.
The new Engineering Center will be at CSPI in Shanghai, PRC. As part of its mission to achieve engineering excellence through collaboration, WinGD will also continue to invest in its successful engagement with L&T Technology Services Ltd, a leading global engineering services provider.
“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.