Shandong Marine Group to work with LR on energy efficiency tech projects

Lloyd’s Register (LR) and Shandong Marine Group (SDMG) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see the two organisations collaborate on projects in support of the shipping company’s energy transition strategy.

The province of Shandong’s economy is the third largest in China, situated on the country’s eastern coast. SDMG, through its various subsidiaries, has a fleet that includes container ships, gas carriers, and the largest bulk fleet carrier fleet in China, incorporating handysize, handymax, panamax and capesize vessels.

The group is shifting its focus to developing green energy with pilot projects planned for onboard carbon capture and other decarbonisation systems. Under the MoU, LR will act as an adviser to SDMG to support these energy transition projects as it continues to trial new technologies.

“Over the years, Shandong Marine Group and Lloyd’s Register have established a good foundation for cooperation in the fields of ship technical audit and certification, ship safety assessment and supervision, and environmental protection,” said Jiang Guodong, Chairman, Shandong Marine Group.

“In the future, we will further expand cooperation areas and deepen cooperation in the green and low-carbon development of ocean shipping, ship energy-saving transformation, ship new energy applications, etc.”

“We also hope that Lloyd’s Register will put more business sectors including ship certification, technical services, energy, consulting, etc. in Shandong, and work together to push forward the green and low-carbon and digital transformation, inheritance of friendliness, mutual benefit and win-win situation, and common development.”

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