zoom Ship design unit of Finnish engineering company Wärtsilä has entered into a cooperation agreement with Shangai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI), China-based ship design house that is a part of China State Shipbuilding Corporation group (CSSC). The agreement is to cover the designs for various vessel types for the offshore oil and gas industry, with a possibility to extend the cooperation to other vessel types.Signed in December 2015, the deal provides a means for the duo to offer a joint ship design portfolio. The cooperation is also to enable the same supplier to manage the interface risk between the basic and detail design, previously handled by two separate companies.The companies believe that the relationship with ship owners and Chinese shipyards will be strengthened through shorter design development times, a knowledge of applicable global rules and regulations, and production design capabilities.“This agreement represents another important milestone in the long and successful relationship between the CSSC group and Wärtsilä, and it provides strong support for Wärtsilä’s growth strategy for the Chinese market,” Roger Holm, President Marine Solutions & Executive Vice President, Wärtsilä Corporation, points out.
The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired starting pitcher David Price from the Detroit Tigers.Price, who will turn 30 years old on August 26th, was drafted first overall by Tampa Bay in 2007. He was traded in 2014 to Detroit midway through the season. Price has a career record of 95 wins and 55 losses and a .313 ERA.Price is the starting pitcher that fans and even some Blue Jays players had been hoping to acquire. He will be a free agent at the end of the season.In exchange, Toronto gives up pitchers Matt Boyd and Daniel Norris. Both are both currently playing in triple A Buffalo but have both been up with the big club this season. They’re also losing pitcher Jairo Labourt who is currently playing in A ball with Dunedin.The first time Jays fans will see Price in a Toronto uniform could be Sunday afternoon against the Kansas City Royals. The team will hold a media conference this afternoon.CHCH’s Ken Welch will have more on the trade tonight on the Evening News at 6.