Classification society ABS has signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement with the Marine Design & Research Institute of China (MARIC), a move that will see the institutions collaborate on operational efficiency and environmental performance in the offshore and marine sectors.
According to ABS, the agreement will create opportunities to form joint development projects in energy efficiency and environmental performance, and the institutions will carry out techno economic evaluation and technology performance assessments, and establish novel design concepts.
ABS Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Howard Fireman stated: “This Agreement aligns the core competencies of ABS and MARIC and allows us to work together on designs that meet environmental regulations and technology trends. Leveraging technologies such as CFD, techno economic evaluation, and performance data analysis, we will be able to help industry effect improvements in energy efficiency and environmental compliance.”
MARIC President Wenhua Xing added: “For the past 65 years, MARIC has been a technology pioneer in design development of merchant vessels and offshore units in China. We value this cooperation agreement with ABS as a great opportunity to pursue state-of-the-art, energy-efficient, environmentally friendly and intellectual technologies together to our mutual benefit”.