Winterthur Gas and Diesel (WinGD) has collaborated with its shareholding company China Shipbuilding Power Engineering Institute (CSPI) to establish a new engineering centre in Shanghai, China, with an aim to increase its technical capacities by 20%.

The centre will be situated at CSPI’s premises in Shanghai and is expected to help WinGD to expand its resources by continuing its focus on a maritime two-stroke engine design.

The new centre will be built to assist WinGD in delivering current and future market requirements.

WinGD Research and Development vice-president Dominik Schneiter said: “For nearly three years, CSPI and WinGD engineers have been sharing expertise.

“CSPI’s capabilities in developing engine-related systems and components has created further enhanced synergies.”

“Our new engineering centre, in cooperation with CSPI, is a milestone in our efforts to increase our overall R&D capacities and our global knowledge base.”

WinGD is primarily involved in the development of two-stroke, low-speed gas and diesel engines for the merchant shipping sector.

WinGD CEO Klaus Heim said: “Our new engineering centre, in cooperation with CSPI, is a milestone in our efforts to increase our overall R&D capacities and our global knowledge base.

“It is one of the cornerstones of our strategy to further expand our product portfolio and strengthen our market position in both market segments, diesel and dual-fuel engines.”

As part of its strategy to achieve engineering excellence through collaboration, WinGD is set to continue to invest in its existing engagement with global engineering services provider L&T Technology Services.