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Japanese shipbuilders ink pact

Written by  AOG Staff Wednesday, 14 June 2017 20:28
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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has reached an agreement with Oshima Shipbuilding to collaborate in the commercial ship business.

MHI said the duo will utilize the expertise of both companies, establishing a technical alliance to focus on the development of new ship designs and technologies, standardization of design and construction, and efficient shared use of tools and equipment.

The alliance follows on from a previous agreement reached at the end of March with Imabari Shipbuilding and Namura Shipbuilding. Contracts for specific projects will be decided on an individual basis.

“The new alliance will allow MHI to enhance competitiveness in shipbuilding, focusing on core engineering capabilities and expertise, while ensuring that Japan strengthens its shipbuilding capabilities in the face of a rapidly changing global industry,” it said in a statement. 

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