Tillberg Design of Sweden
The two design firms will cooperate on projects for vessels ranging from cruise ships to river ferries
Tillberg Design of Sweden (TDoS) has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with China-based design firm Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI) to cooperate in joint ship design projects for vessels ranging from cruise ships to river ferries.
"This close partnership of SDARI and TDoS as co-designers will give full play to their respective advantages,” said Wang Gangyi, chief engineer of SDARI. “We will be able to carry out extensive cooperation in the art, interior design, and marketing of cruise ships, high-end ro-pax and sightseeing ships, so as to promote the win-win development of both sides.”
SDARI is part of China State Shipbuilding Corporation Group (CSSC). The LOI will allow both companies to combine their respective expertise with the aim of increasing the design capabilities for ships in China.
“In its current capacity, SDARI has a strong position to be a leading Chinese passenger ship design house,” said Stefan Nilsson, group CEO of Tillberg Design of Sweden. “With TDoS’s design portfolio experience, we chose the best to cooperate in an exploding market. We see this joint cooperation 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!”
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