Technology Depository Agency Berhad (TDA) and Global Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering Co. Ltd. (GSOE) had entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 16 May 2016.
The MoU was signed by Major (R) Zailani Safari, Chief Executive Officer of TDA and Mr Ho-Joon Bae, President of GSOEin the presence of MrDae-Hwan Kim, Director of GSOE and the management team of TDA at Putrajaya, Malaysia.
The MoU that will lead to the establishment of design centre in Malaysia, envisages collaboration in the area of Design Centre Operation Management, Production Engineering and Management, Value Chain Management and Design R&D. It will also cover areas of human capital development on specialized training programme and exchange in industry and technical knowledge know-how for mutual benefits.
In his welcome address, Major Zailanisaid “It is important for Malaysia to emulate the Korean strategy in developing the Malaysian shipbuilding and ship repair (SBSR) industry”. Today, shipyards in South Korea continues to be among top five ship producer in the world. Mr Bae,in his speech highlighted the importance of research and development (R&D) activity in order to remain competitive either in local or the global market.
TDA further highlighted its immediate strategic collaboration with GSOE and UniKL MIMET in setting up a Marine Design Centre in Lumut. The design centre will not only focus on marine design but also conduct an R&D and innovation activities for continuous improvement of SBSR technology.
GLOBAL SHIPBUILDING & OFFSHORE ENGINEERING CO. LTD. (GSOE) is a joint venture of 21 experienced engineering services providers for shipbuilding, oil & gas industries and industrial plant. They have been partnered with Korean major shipyards such as Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and many others for more than 10 years in fabrication design for ship, offshore plant facility as well as detail design review.
TECHNOLOGY DEPOSITORY AGENCY BERHAD (TDA) is an agency under the purview of Ministry of Finance mandated to manage, administer and monitor all Industrial Collaboration Programme (ICP) activities implementation in Malaysia to ensure those comply to the processes and requirements as stipulated in the Malaysian ICP Management Framework.The strategic intent of ICP is to ensure national procurements are effectively leveraged to support local industry and technology development needs in contributing to the national economic growth.