Aqualis Offshore and CSDC Strike Up Engineering Partnership
Aqualis Offshore and China Ship Design & Research Center (CSDC) have signed an agreement to cooperate on offshore engineering projects both in China and internationally which could potentially include wind farm installation vessels.
Under the agreement, Aqualis Offshore and CSDC will cooperate in the fields of engineering, project management, research, innovation and marketing. A key objective is to develop a joint engineering service to offshore newbuild projects in China and elsewhere.
Aqualis Offshore and CSDC aim to provide a joint engineering service to all offshore projects, including jack-ups, TLPs, spars, semi-submersibles and FPSOs. They will also provide FEED services, including conceptual design, basic design and national research projects, plus detailed design engineering service for transportation and offshore installation of fixed platforms, floating structures and subsea facilities.
“The agreement between Aqualis Offshore and CSDC enables us to cooperate on any type of vessel design, including windfarm installation vessels,” said Reuben Segal, chief operating officer in Aqualis Offshore.
CSDC specialises in shipbuilding and offshore engineering services. It is a subsidiary company of China Shipbuilding Industry Corp (CSIC).
“CSDC has a clear advantage that it can provide engineering services to CSIC’s yards in China. We will ensure that we will provide CSDC with competitive offshore engineering competence and capacity whenever it is required,” said Peng Yongfei, Aqualis Offshore’s country manager in China.