GE and SMU Co-founded China's First Electric Propulsion & Automatic Control System Laboratory

Shanghai Maritime University


On April 24, the General Electric & Shanghai Maritime University MOU Signing Ceremony and the Inauguration of China’s first Electric Propulsion & Automatic Control System Laboratory co-founded by General Electric China Co. Ltd (GE) and Shanghai Maritime University (SMU) were held grandly. 

Prof. Yu Shicheng, Chairman of SMU University Council extended a warm welcome to all the leaders and guests that attended this ceremony. He said that General Electric Company (GE) was the world’s largest diversified services company with leading technology and management experience in various areas. Shanghai Maritime University (SMU) had abundant teaching and scientific research experience in the fields of Shipping, Marine and Electrical Engineering, etc. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing ceremony between GE and SMU marked that bilateral collaboration entered a new development stage. The two sides would conduct all-around cooperation in such areas as joint cultivation of talents, training students, co-constructing laboratory and associated research and development of programs. Through giving full play to their professional skill respectively, they would achieve a win-win situation. 

Mr. Joe Mastrangelo, Global CEO of GE’s Power Conversion delivered in his speech that GE had many employees that had graduated from SMU, so the MOU signing ceremony could be seen as the continuation of previous bilateral cooperation. He hoped that each side would exploit his advantages to the full, and by joining hands and producing more powerful coordinated efforts to build the world’s first-rate laboratory in the technology field it belonged to. Through the collaboration in joint cultivation of talents, and associated research and development of programs, etc, the two sides would work out more suitable and indigenized technical solutions, jointly pushing forward the development of China’s shipping market.

Mr. Jin Feixiang, President and CEO of GE’s Power Conversion China and Prof. Xiao Baojia, Vice President of SMU on behalf of the two sides signed the MOU and exchanged gifts.

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