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Gastops and Korea’s Hanwha Ocean collaborate on Canadian Patrol Submarine Project

Ottawa-based  Gastops and Hanwha Ocean have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore collaborative opportunities within the Canadian Patrol Submarine Project (“CPSP”) and other maritime initiatives, both domestically and internationally.

Based in Okpo, Korea, Hanwha Ocean is one of the world’s premier specialized commercial and naval shipbuilding and offshore contractors, with extensive experience in the design, construction, maintenance, and marketing of various types of vessels, submarines, combatant surface ships, offshore platforms, drilling rigs and floating oil production units. This MOU represents the initial step toward establishing a potential cooperation.

Gastops is a long-standing provider of specialized propulsion system integration services to Naval, Coast Guard and system integrators, shipyards, and marine control system companies around the world.  Gastops utilizes dynamic modelling and simulations to validate propulsion machinery selection, develop and substantiate propulsion machinery control algorithms, evaluate propulsion machinery performance, and support the marine propulsion system design process. 

“We see significant opportunities for synergies between Hanwha Ocean and Gastops. With the signing of the MOU, Hanwha can begin developing a strategic relationship which will also enhance and strengthen the relationship between Korea and Canada”, said Yong Ook Lee, COO, Head of Naval Ship Business, Hanwha Ocean.

“We are honoured to enter into this agreement with Hanwha Ocean Co., Ltd. This MOU marks a significant step forward in our efforts to enhance marine capabilities and deliver cutting-edge solutions that enhance vessel performance and reduce risk in the ship build process,” said Shaun Horning, President, and CEO of Gastops Ltd. “By combining our expertise and resources, we are poised to achieve remarkable advancements in the Canadian Patrol Submarine Project and other key maritime initiatives globally.”

(Photo from Gastops shows Shaun Horning, President and CEO, Gastops and Yong Ook Lee, COO, Head of Naval Ship Business, Hanwha Ocean at signing ceremony to collaborate on Canadian Patrol Submarine Project.)