Tillberg Design of Sweden (TDoS) has signed a framework co-operation Letter of Intent with Shanghai Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI), China’s ship design house.
SDARI is part of China State Shipbuilding Corp Group (CSSC). The LOI was signed on 3rd February, 2021 and will cover co-operation in joint ship design projects for various types of vessels ranging from passenger cruise ships to modern-green river ferries.
This LOI provides a means for both companies to combine their strengths to provide customers with a valued experience proposition, TDoS said.
It will also lift the design capabilities in China and will create an added advantage for would-be shipowners refitting their ships and building new ones in the country.
“This co-operation represents an important milestone for a long and successful relationship between CSSC group – SDARI and TDoS. And it provides a reliable support for TDoS’ growth strategy in the Chinese market.
“Our combined competencies and design capabilities will enable us to provide shipowners a ‘one-stop shop’ experience,” said Peter SS Tan, General Manager, Tillberg Design of Sweden (Asia).
“TDoS with a renowned name globally will facilitate close partnership of SDARI and TDoS as co-designers, will give full play to their respective advantages and carry out extensive co-operation in the art and interior design, marketing of cruise ships, high-end ropax and sightseeing ships, so as to promote the win-win development of both sides,” added Wang Gangyi, SDARI Chief Engineer.
“In its current capacity, SDARI has a strong position to be a leading Chinese passenger ship design house. With TDoS’ design portfolio experience, we chose the best to co-operate in an exploding market. We see this joint co-operation as a means to move designs to a higher level in China. And that would give the Chinese cruise manufacturing an added-edge and assurance to shipowners as well,” said Stefan Nilsson, TDoS Group CEO.