In a ceremony held today in Shanghai, China, UK based Coldharbour Marine Ltd has signed an agreement with Hansun (Shanghai) Marine Technology Co Ltd which provides for the marketing and distribution of Coldharbour products in mainland China as part of the company’s joint preparations for the emerging ballast water treatment technology market.
The wide-ranging agreement brings a number ofColdharboursproduct lines, including their unique inert gas generation systems and award winning in tank ballast water treatment technologies into Hansuns already impressive portfolio of in-house marine technology products.
Hansun Chairman, Simon Gu said “Our existing water solution and marine conservation products are already known for their reliability and operational advantagesfor ship owners. Adding the Coldharbour Inert Gas, Flue Gas, BWTS and Domestic Water Module product lines means that we now have a comprehensive catalogue of products for our customers, from incinerators to the latest IGG units, from UV BWTS for small and medium sized ships, to the Coldharbour GLD inert gas based in tank BWTS for the largest vessels. We believe that this places Hansun in a unique position to supply the needs of our Chinese customers”.
Coldharbour CEO, Andrew Marshall said “Hansun is a highly respected marine equipment manufacturer and we are delighted to be able to work with them. The Chinese market is vital to Coldharbour, and our Chinese customers are increasingly demanding the kind of high quality, high technology solutions that both we and Hansun produce.”
Training of the Hansun sales engineers and project engineers has already begun and Hansun is confidently predicting that its first sales of Coldharbour equipment will begin this year, based on the enthusiastic response it has received from the customers it approached in anticipation of the agreement.
The agreement is the first step in a plan that will eventually see Hansun manufacture Coldharbour units at its facilities in Qi Dong and will also see Coldharbour offer Hansun products to its customers outside China.
As Simon Gu said “ The right products, for the right markets, at the right time and at the right price are the foundation of our continued success. We look forward to a bright future with our new partners at Coldharbour and to bringing these world beating technologies to our customers.”