Houston: Classification society ABS has signed a strategic agreement with Taiwanese shipbuilder CSBC.
According to the agreement, ABS agrees to support CSBC in vessel and offshore asset construction. The agreement creates an opportunity to form joint development projects in such areas as design optimization, energy efficiency management and design and fabrication of offshore support vessels, bulk carriers, oil tankers, ice-classed vessels and floating production units, and positions ABS as the preferred classification society for CSBC.
The two organizations will work together to develop a systematic training program for professionals involved in design, construction and operation of ships based on ABS training courses. And an exchange program will be developed for ABS and CSBC engineers to improve communication between the organizations and foster better understanding of the individual business models.
“Our long-term relationship will keep growing tighter and stronger through this multi-variant cooperation, and I believe it will make CSBC more competitive for the current challenging situation,” said Lie-Lin Chen, CSBC President. [20/11/12]