Technology group Wärtsilä has announced the opening of CSSC Wartsila Electrical & Automation (Shanghai) (CWE&A), a joint venture company with China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC).
The opening was announced on 6th December at Marintec 2017 conference and exhibition in Shanghai, China.
The new joint venture company will be headed by General Manager, Christian Heinsohn.
CWE&A will focus its activities on China’s growing market in the marine sector, especially within its rapidly expanding cruise industry, for advanced electrical and automation (E&A) solutions.
Wärtsilä’s extensive range of systems relating to automation, navigation and communication, dynamic positioning, electric propulsion, power distribution, on board entertainment, architectural lighting, safety and security will all be available through CWE&A. The company will also offer project engineering, project management, commissioning, and supply management services.
“Shipping is becoming increasingly high-tech, and advanced E&A solutions are essential for achieving the best efficiency and greater safety. Furthermore, with digitalisation now an integral part of shipping’s future, Wärtsilä’s leading position in this field will enable CWE&A to fully meet the needs of its customers well into the future,” said Roger Holm, President, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions.
Wu Qiang, CSSC President, commented: “Helping to develop the luxury cruise ship building industry in China is an important measure for CSSC, and it involves raising our capabilities to the next level. The key to being successful is to build a local supply chain. We are glad, therefore, to work with Wärtsilä Corporation again to achieve a win-win co-operation in the electric & automation system field, and jointly promote the development of cruise supporting industries in China and the world.”