Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Holdings Berhad (MHB) has signed an agreement with Bureau Veritas (BV) Solutions Marine & Offshore (M&O) to provide solutions to decarbonise shipping.
The partnership, signed through MHB’s wholly owned subsidiary, Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering (MMHE), brings vessel owners and operators a wide range of vessel improvement opportunities and services.
These services are targeted to increase vessel performance, thus enhancing energy efficiency of vessels, and contributing to the reduction of carbon emissions as well as vessel improvement services and related services for Energy Efficiency eXisting ship Index (EEXI) and Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) compliance. MMHE, an LNG carrier repair yard in Asia, will be main contractor to execute the modification works on the vessels in its yard in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia, close to Singapore.
“We are delighted to sign this agreement with BV Solutions M&O… Together, it allows us to bring the … combination of MMHE’s retrofit and conversion technical expertise, and BV Solutions M&O’s maritime technical advisory to market in supporting our customers’ decarbonisation strategies, thus accelerating the industry’s transition to cleaner shipping,” Pandai Othman, MD & CEO of MMHE, said.
BV Solutions M&O, the marine and offshore independent technical advisory component of Bureau Veritas Group, will provide technical and consultation services on vessel improvements such as bow modification, vessel lengthening, vessel life extension, hull roughness, propeller modification assessments and other related advisory services.
“By working together, we aim not only to raise awareness among our combined customer base … but also to encourage adoption of energy efficiency technologies more widely in the industry as an essential step in shipping’s decarbonisation journey,” Paul Shrieve, President of BV Solutions M&O, commented.
Earlier this year, MMHE signed a strategic agreement with Silverstream Technologies (UK) Limited for air lubrication system retrofit opportunities for vessel owners and operators.
Source: Seatrade Maritime News